WALDOBORO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two men and a teenager have been charged in connection with an investigation into the illegal distribution of Oxycodone in Lincoln County.
On Monday, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency announced the results of the three-month investigation.
James Chamberlain, 39, of Waldoboro and Louis Atkinson, 24, of Greene were both charged with aggravated trafficking. A 17-year-old male was also charged.
Investigators say on Saturday, MDEA agents, Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies and Maine State Troopers arrested Chamberlain and Atkinson as they allegedly sold Oxycodone to the teenager.
When they searched the car Chamberlain and Atkinson were in, investigators say they found a 9mm handgun, 342 30mg Oxycodone pills and $1,500 cash. The MDEA says the average street price of an Oxycodone pill is between $45 and $50, making the seized Oxy worth more than $15,000. The Waldoboro Police Department and the Maine Warden Service assisted with the search of the car.
Investigators say Atkinson has been bringing the pills from New York to Maine for distrubution in Lincoln County. Atkinson recently moved to Greene from New York.
Chamberlain was also charged with violating his bail for a prior assault charge. He was denied bail after the drug arrest. Atkinson's bail was set at $25,000 cash.