Bangor – Ten people in Central Maine accused of running a cocaine and oxycodone drug ring are appearing in federal court in Bangor Tuesday.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says they were all arrested after being indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Bangor.
Maurice McCray – age 31 – Waterville
Tara Pelletier – age 31 – Waterville
Rodney Lacroix – age 23 – Waterville
Justin Lacroix – age 24 – Waterville
Jesse Jones – age 24 – Waterville
Joshua Blodgett – age 21 – Skowhegan
Saul Hernandez – age 24 – Augusta
Patrick Hanson – age 21 – Waterville
Benjamin Lemieux – age 29 – Winslow
Cassandra Ware – age 22 – Albion
All of them are charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and 500 grams or more of cocaine.
Justin Lacroix, Jones, Blodgett and Hernandez are also charged with possession of cocaine and/or oxycodone and McCray is charged with distribution of cocaine and oxycodone.
Most are from Waterville, as well as Albion, Augusta, Skowhegan and Winslow.
They face a minimum of five years in prison and a max of 40, if they’re convicted.
The U. S. Attorney’s office says a dozen law enforcement agencies took part in the investigation, including the state Drug Enforcement Agency, State Police, police in Waterville, Augusta, Fairfield, Oakland and Skowhegan and the Somerset and Kennebec County Sheriff’s Offices.
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10 Arrested in Central Maine Drug Ring in Federal Court – WABI