BIDDEFORD, Maine — Four people were arrested Thursday in a crack cocaine bust in Biddeford, according to police.
Darlene Court, 44, of Saco, Kimberly Pierce, 29, of Waterboro, Aaron Brown, 28, of Biddeford and Earl Guerro, 24, of Boston are all charged with aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs, a Class A felony, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Cmdr. Scott Pelletier said.
An investigation determined that the four suspects had planned to sell one ounce of cocaine in the parking lot of the Five Points Shopping Plaza in Biddeford, Pelletier said.
MDEA agents and Biddeford police set up surveillance in the parking lot as the sale was taking place, Pelletier said, and all four suspects were taken into custody without incident. State police also assisted with a K-9 unit.
Drug agents were able to seize 11.8 grams of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $1,000. Additionally, $1,980 in drug proceeds and a 2010 Toyota Corolla were seized, Pelletier said.
The charges were aggravated due to the fact the transaction occurred within 1,000 feet of May Field, a designated safe zone.
Court and Guerro both have a history of drug convictions, according to Pelletier, as Court has prior federal convictions for drug trafficking and Guerro has numerous Massachusetts convictions for drug trafficking and possession.
All four suspects are being held at the York County Jail. Pierce’s bail was set at $5,000 and the other three suspects’ bail is $2,500.