June 25, 2018
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Lewiston couple charged after police say cocaine was being sold in middle school parking lot

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

LEWISTON, Maine — A Lewiston couple were arrested Tuesday after police saw a vehicle in a school parking lot whose occupants were believed to be selling cocaine, Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Stephen McCausland said.

Reynard Eugene Carroll, 29, and his 19-year old girlfriend, Shelby L. Viles, are facing cocaine trafficking charges, McCausland said.

On Tuesday, Maine Drug Enforcement agents and Lewiston police spotted a vehicle in the parking lot of Lewiston Middle School from which two people, including Carroll, were believed to be selling cocaine, said McCausland. When Carroll was questioned, he admitted to possessing cocaine and turned over $700 worth of the drug that was packaged to distribute, according to McCausland.

Carroll also admitted there were more drugs at the Lewiston home he shares with Viles, and a search there turned up 2 ounces of cocaine worth $5,500, as well as $1,000 in cash, McCausland said.

Carroll was booked on charges of aggravated trafficking in cocaine in a school zone, while Viles was charged with aggravated trafficking in cocaine. They were both taken to the Androscoggin County Jail, where Carroll remained on Tuesday. Viles was released on bail.

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