5 arrested in Portland for trafficking pain pills

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PORTLAND — Five people were arrested Aug. 25 in Portland for allegedly trafficking pain pills.

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Supervisor Kevin Cashman said agents seized more than 200 Oxycodone pills, with a street value of $6,000, as well as $21,000 in cash.

The five people arrested on charges of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs are Audrey Chambers, 22, of Buxton; Sean Evans, 23, of Westbrook; Willia Johnson, 29, of Dorchester, Mass.; Barry Wright, 38, of Lexington, Ky., and Rahdahl Harvey, 34, of Hyde Park, Mass.

Cashman said the arrests were the result of a two-month investigation into a surge in both supply and demand of the pain killer.

Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland said the arrests were made after police stopped two vehicles and then searched two motel rooms on Riverside Street. Portland and Westbrook police assisted state agents, he said.