HOULTON, Maine — Two people from Delaware were arrested and charged with drug offenses Friday based on information received through a local tip line.
Darrell Crandall, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency division commander, said that the arrests took place on U.S. Route 1 in Houlton after a traffic stop.
According to Crandall, information about Paul Lovett, 32, of Felton, Del., and Melanie Major, 50, of Milford, Del., had been called in to Aroostook County Crimestoppers, a local tip line. The report indicated that the two had been in the Fort Fairfield area selling cocaine. The tipster also said that the two were traveling from Fort Fairfield to Delaware in a white Ford truck with additional cocaine and money from the sale of the drugs.
Crandall said that agents made the arrest with assistance from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department and Maine State Police.
Agents stopped the vehicle for a search and reportedly recovered cocaine and crack cocaine valued at more than $4,000 hidden inside a DVD player in the back seat.
Lovett and Major were taken to the MDEA office for questioning.
Crandall said the pair then was taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton at approximately 3 p.m.
He said that 44 oxycodone tablets were seized from Major and $1,067 cash was found on Lovett.
Lovett is charged with trafficking in cocaine, while Major was charged with trafficking in cocaine and oxycodone. Bail was set for both suspects at $10,000 cash. If convicted, both face up to 10 years in prison.