Two Drug Busts Net 14 Arrests 

Catherine Pegram

Maine drug agents say they’ve busted up two out-of-state drug rings, working in Eastern and Central Maine. Fourteen people in all have been arrested. They say one investigation in Augusta cracked an operation based in Massachusetts that was allegedly selling heroin, cocaine and Oxycontin from motel rooms in Augusta.Agents found more than $20,000 in drugs and nearly $7,000 in cash, along with two handguns this week. Six people were arrested in connection with that case, with one from Maine.Another investigation in Bangor focused on a similar drug operation run from New York. Agents arrested eight people in that bust. Five of them are from Maine. Agents also seized more than $2,100 in drugs, plus $1,000 cash.