10 Arrested in Central Maine Drug Ring in Federal Court 

Ten people in Central Maine accused of running a cocaine and oxycodone drug ring are appearing in federal court in Bangor Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s office says they were all arrested after being indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Bangor. They are:Maurice McCray – age 31 – Waterville Tara Pelletier – age 31 – WatervilleRodney Lacroix – age 23 – WatervilleJustin Lacroix – age 24 – Waterville Jesse Jones – age 24 – WatervilleJoshua Blodgett – age 21 – SkowheganSaul Hernandez – age 24 – AugustaPatrick Hanson – age 21 – WatervilleBenjamin Lemieux – age 29 – WinslowCassandra Ware – age 22 – AlbionAll of them are charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and 500 grams or more of cocaine.Justin Lacroix, Jones, Blodgett and Hernandez are also charged with possession of cocaine and/or oxycodone and McCray is charged with distribution of cocaine and oxycodone. Most are from Waterville, as well as Albion, Augusta, Skowhegan and Winslow.They face a minimum of five years in prison and a max of 40, if they’re convicted. The U. S. Attorney’s office says a dozen law enforcement agencies took part in the investigation, including the state Drug Enforcement Agency, State Police, police in Waterville, Augusta, Fairfield, Oakland and Skowhegan and the Somerset and Kennebec County Sheriff’s Offices.