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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A large investigation has lead to the arrest of 10 people in the Waterville area on allegations they were dealing in prescription drugs and cocaine.

All ten are facing a minimum of five years in jail on charges of conspiracy to distribute and distributing cocaine and oxycodone.

Half the people are facing further charges, too.

The case was investigated by a number of agencies:

  • The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Maine Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Maine State Police
  • Waterville Police
  • Augusta Police
  • Fairfield Police
  • Oakland Police
  • Skowhegan Police
  • Somerset County Sheriff's Department
  • Kennebec County Sheriff's Department

In addition to those agencies, the Kennebec and Somerset county District Attorney's offices and the office of the Maine Attorney General also provided assistance.

The arrested:

  • Maurice McCray, 31, from Waterville
  • Tara Pelletier, 31, from Waterville
  • Rodney Lacrois, 23, from Waterville
  • Jusin Lacroix, 24, from Waterville
  • Jesse Jones, 24, from Waterville
  • Joshua Blodgett, 21, from Skowhegan
  • Saul Hernandez, 24, from Augusta
  • Patrick Hanson, 21, from Waterville
  • Benjamin Lemieux, 29, from Winslow
  • Cassandra Ware, 22, from Albion