Lincoln man arrested for allegedly selling oxycodone

Posted April 26, 2011, at 10:20 p.m.
Last modified April 27, 2011, at 9:31 a.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — Officers with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Lincoln Police Department arrested a Lincoln man Friday on a felony drug trafficking charge after an investigation that began earlier this year.

Ryan Sellars, 30, was arrested in January in Milo and charged with furnishing scheduled drugs after MDEA agents received a tip that he was traveling to Milo to pick up oxycodone to bring back to Lincoln, MDEA Division Commander Darrell Crandall said Tuesday.

At that time, agents located Sellars’ vehicle and had Milo police stop it. Agents found about a dozen tablets of the powerfully addictive painkiller in Sellars’ possession and arrested him.

Crandall said drug agents previously had purchased oxycodone from Sellars on two occasions but did not charge him at that time because their investigation was not complete.

On Friday, MDEA agents and Lincoln police went to Sellars’ home in Lincoln and arrested him for Class B drug trafficking, punishable by up to 10 years in jail, Crandall said. The suspect also was charged with violating the conditions of his release from the earlier arrest.

Sellars since has been released on bail, an official at Penobscot County Jail confirmed Tuesday.