MEXICO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Four men have been arrested on charges of selling cocaine in Mexico, Maine.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agents, with the help of six other law enforcement agencies, arrested the four men on Thursday night. State Police spokesperson, Steve McCausland say the operation was the result of a year long investigation into cocaine trafficking in the Mexico-Rumford area and undercover drug agents were used to purchase the drug from the four men over the past year.
McCausland says the men charged are 53-year-old Wayne Sinclair of Mexico, 53-year-old Daniel Allen of Mexico, 51-year-old Darren Joudrey of Mexico, and 54-year-old Dana Lee Richardson of Carthage. Each of their homes were searched as well. The four men were taken to the Oxford County Jail. All four arrestees are expected to be arraigned this afternoon in Oxford County Superior Court
Throughout the year long investigation police found that several purchases of cocaine took place at Tommy Guns Pit Stop in Mexico. Police say they seized drugs, cash, scales, packaging material and phones. As investigation continues there could be additional arrests.
McCausland says that over 30 police officers were involved. That included MDEA Agents, the Oxford and Franklin sheriff's offices, State Police, Mexico and Rumford police, and the Maine Warden Service.