ELLSWORTH, Maine — Police arrested three men here this week after a three-month investigation into the distribution of narcotic prescription pills.
The trio was arrested Wednesday at a Deane Street apartment where agents seized a handgun, shotgun, a small quantity of suspected LSD and ecstasy, more than 180 oxycodone pills and $8,000 in cash, according to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Supervisor Corey Bagley. He estimated the street value of the drugs at more than $5,400.
Scott E. Conlin, 37, of Ellsworth and Melvin L. Reynolds, 30, of Bronx, N.Y., each have been charged with unlawful trafficking in schedule W drugs (oxycodone), while Timothy D. Kane, 27, of Trenton has been charged with failure to appear in court.
Conlin and Reynolds are now free on bail and Kane remains in Hancock County Jail.
Bagley said that the sale of narcotic painkillers such as oxycodone is a significant problem in Hancock County and throughout the state.
He said the investigation will continue with additional charges and arrests likely.
Ellsworth police also assisted in the arrests.