BANGOR, Maine — An Enfield couple remained Friday night at the Penobscot County Jail on charges of trafficking in oxycodone.
Scott A. Lord Sr., 51, made his first court appearance Friday by videoconference at the Penobscot Judicial Center from the Penobscot County Jail.
Ann Lord, 46, declined to speak with the lawyer of the day, so her first appearance was reset for Monday.
Scott Lord was not asked to enter a plea because he has not yet been indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury. The grand jury next meets on March 23.
He is next scheduled to appear in court on May 3.
District Court Judge John Lucy set Scott Lord’s bail at $7,500 cash. The Penobscot County district attorney’s office recommended bail be set at $5,000 or $25,000 surety.
Bangor attorney Logan Perkins, acting as lawyer of the day, asked Lucy to set bail at $1,000 cash and $10,000 surety.
Lucy said it was “in the interest of public safety” to set a higher cash bail than requested and not to set a surety option.
A confidential informant purchased oxycodone from Scott Lord at his home in November and December 2015 while wearing a wire that recorded the transactions, according to an affidavit filed Thursday.
During the search of the Lords’ home, 83 30-milligram oxycodone pills, more than $9,000 in suspected drug proceeds and other evidence of drug dealing were seized, according the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. The estimated street value of the pills was $3,600.
Also confiscated were eight state of Maine EBT cards, none of which belonged to anyone living at the residence, the MDEA said in a news release Thursday.
“Agents suspect the Lords accepted EBT cards as payment for oxycodone they sold,” the release stated. “It is common for those who sell illegal drugs to receive EBT cards as payment, withdrawing amounts of money owed to them for drugs sold to the cards’ recipients.”
If convicted, the couple face up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000 apiece.