LINCOLN, Maine — Several people in the Lincoln area have been arrested on drug charges after a lengthy investigation into trafficking in the prescription painkiller oxycodone, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
The MDEA said Tuesday the following suspects were arrested in June and July: Lance French, 41, of Howland; Michael Handy, 40, of Lincoln; Susan Kenneway, 47, of Lincoln; Craig McGaw, 40, of Lincoln; and April McGaw, 31, of Lincoln.
Early this summer, Lincoln police and MDEA agents opened an investigation into several individuals from the Lincoln area suspected of selling prescription narcotics, MDEA director Roy McKinney said in a statement. He said undercover agents purchased drugs from the suspects, resulting in their arrests.
French, Craig McGraw and April McGraw were charged with aggravated trafficking in oxycodone, a Class A crime, for selling the drugs in a school zone, while Handy and Kenneway were charged with trafficking in oxycodone, a Class B offense, McKinney said.
Also charged during the investigation, with Class C possession of oxycodone, was Tabitha Dill, 27, of Lincoln.
The total street value of the oxycodone, either purchased from the suspects or seized from them at the times of their arrests, exceeds $5,000, McKinney said.
The Maine State Police assisted in the investigation.