Pair charged in Rockland drug bust

About 200 oxycodone tablets and $1,550 in cash were seized Tuesday by police in Rockland.
Courtesy of Maine Department of Public Safety
About 200 oxycodone tablets and $1,550 in cash were seized Tuesday by police in Rockland.
By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 12, 2013, at 4:07 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Police said two Lincoln County men arrested Tuesday morning in Rockland had been selling oxycodone pills in the midcoast area during the past several months.

Andrew Goupil, 33, of Wiscasset and Joseph Dupaw, 68, of Dresden were arrested as they were about to board the ferry for Vinalhaven, according to a news release issued Tuesday afternoon by the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency allege that the two men have been selling hundreds of oxycodone pills in Lincoln and Knox counties for several months. The two men have been under investigation for several months, according to the news release.

MDEA Supervisor James Pease said 200 pills were seized along with $1,550. The street value of the drugs was $7,000, according to the release.

Pease said Goupil is charged with aggravated trafficking and has two prior drug convictions. Dupaw is charged with trafficking and violating his bail conditions from a recent assault arrest in Lincoln County.

The two are being held at the Knox County Jail.

The men were arrested by members of the MDEA, Rockland police and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. In addition, Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Wiscasset police also were involved in the investigation.

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