BIDDEFORD, Maine — A Brooklyn man is behind bars Wednesday after he was arrested by drug agents Tuesday night for alleged drug trafficking, police said.

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officials were conducting an unrelated investigation on Elm Street when they approached Pierre Dupera, 31, according to Commander Scott Pelletier.

When drug agents identified themselves, Dupera removed a bag from his pocket and started to walk away, Pelletier said.

Inside the bag was approximately 608 oxycodone pills valued at an estimated $20,000, Pelletier said.

Dupera was arrested without incident and charged with aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs, Pelletier said. Drug agents also seized $5,733 in suspected drug money.

Dupera was taken to the York County Jail following his arrest and bail was set at $50,000.

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