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Lewiston pair targeted in drug bust allegedly possessed hundreds of oxycodone pills

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

LEWISTON, Maine — Two Lewiston residents were arrested Monday after a drug bust reportedly turned up a large quantity of oxycodone pills.

Jermaine Johnson, 39, and Michelle Grimmo, 43, are being held at the Androscoggin County Jail, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Cmdr. Scott Pelletier said Wednesday.

The arrests were the result of an investigation in prescription drug trafficking in Lewiston and Auburn, according to Pelletier.

Johnson was arrested in Sabattus by MDEA officials on Monday, Pelletier said, and a search warrant was immediately executed on the Lewiston home that Grimmo and Johnson share.

While executing the warrant, Grimmo was found to be in possession of 100 oxycodone pills, a narcotic painkiller, and $3,600 cash, the commander said.

In addition to the drugs found on Grimmo, more than $20,000 in cash, 471 oxycodone pills with a street value of $18,000, $3,380 in counterfeit U.S. bills and a semi-automatic handgun belonging to Johnson were seized, Pelletier said.

Johnson is on probation for aggravated drug trafficking charges, Pelletier said. Johnson was charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs while Grimmo is accused of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Johnson’s bail is set at $75,000 and Grimmo’s at $10,000. Pelletier said additional arrests are likely as police continue to investigate.

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