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Trio arrested on cocaine charges in Maine

3:53 PM, Jan 10, 2013   |    comments
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AUBURN, Maine (AP) - Maine police say three people have been arrested on drug charges after their vehicle was pulled over as it exited the Maine Turnpike in Auburn.

Maine Drug Enforcement agents say the trio was stopped Wednesday as they were returning from Connecticut with a shipment of cocaine to be sold in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

Police seized 72 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of $7,500.

Charged with aggravated trafficking in cocaine were Amanda Beth Rodriguez of Auburn; Margoliz Julie Velazquez of Hartford, Conn.; and Markevin Faucette of Lewiston.

The three are being held at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn in lieu of $75,000 bail each.

They are likely to make their first court appearance in Auburn on Friday.

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