After executing a search warrant, police discovered $19,000 worth of contraband inside one of the motel rooms, Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey said Tuesday.
Christina Pena-Cantor, a 36-year old Waterville transient, Alexis Vilar, 24, and Wentworth Rhoden, 31, both of Bridgeport, Conn., were arrested, and Robert Greatorex, 23, of Winslow was summoned on a drug charge but not arrested, Massey said.
After receiving enough credible information, police surveilled a pair of rooms that were suspected of being used to distribute the contraband, the chief said.
Massey said Pena-Cantor was in one room and would then go to a room occupied by Rhoden and Vilar to buy drugs.
A search warrant was conducted on the men’s room, and after a brief struggle, the two men were taken into custody, Massey said.
Police found 3.8 ounces of crack cocaine, 199 oxycodone 30-milligram pills, 17 oxycodone 15-milligram pills, $4,500 in cash and $1,200 in counterfeit cash.
Rhoden and Vilar were both charged with a single count of aggravated trafficking in a schedule drug, trafficking in a schedule drug and criminal conspiracy to traffic a schedule drug and refusing to submit to arrest. Pena-Cantor is accused of conspiracy to traffic a schedule drug, and she is also being held on a probation hold for a previous robbery conviction. All three are at Kennebec County Jail.
Greatorex was summoned for conspiracy to traffick a schedule W drug, Massey said.