AUBURN, Maine — Two Auburn residents were arrested on aggravated drug trafficking charges Thursday evening after state drug agents, Maine State Police troopers and Lewiston police executed search warrants at a Bartlett Street residence.
Arrested were Barbara Allison, 54, and Ashley Lumpkin, 29, Sgt. Matt Cashman of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said in a news release issued Friday. Cashman said the trafficking charges were elevated to aggravated because the offense took place within 1,000 feet of Longley Elementary School.
Additional arrests are expected, Cashman said.
Both suspects are out on $5,000 bail, an Androscoggin County Jail official said Friday evening.
Authorities conducted the first search in the parking lot of 174 Bartlett, where 30 grams of crack cocaine were found in Allison’s and Lumpkin’s possession, according to the MDEA official.
Agents then obtained search warrants for an apartment in the building as well as several vehicles in the parking lot. Agents and officers seized an additional 8 grams of crack cocaine, scales, packaging materials, two loaded handguns and $6,000 in cash.
Information on drug crimes may be reported to MDEA at 800-452-6457, at MDEA’s website, www.maine.gov/dps/mdea, or at MDEA’s MyPD smartphone application for iPhone and Android.