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3 Peaks Island residents arrested on drug charges in South Portland

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3 Peaks Island residents arrested on drug charges in South Portland

SOUTH PORTLAND — Three Portland residents have been arrested  in South Portland on drug charges, the Maine Department of Public Safety said in a press release Monday afternoon.

According to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, 31-year-old Justin Cram, 32-year-old Andrea Tuttle and 22-year-old Tannis Goodson, all of Peaks Island, were arrested Friday in the Cash Corner area after a month-long investigation.

Agents, with the help of South Portland police, seized a Range Rover and thousands of dollars in cash and drugs from the trio at around 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Broadway and Main Street.

DEA Special Agent Supervisor Kevin Cashman said agents set up a "buy-bust operation" to take the trio into custody.

"We buy drugs and arrest them on the spot," he said.

Cram and Tuttle were reportedly sitting in the Range Rover in the Dairy Queen parking lot, while Goodson allegedly tried to sell drugs in the lot at the Irving gas station next door.

Agents reportedly founded 2.3 grams of suspected cocaine (with a street value of $200) on Goodson.

Cram and Tuttle, his live-in girlfriend, were detained in the vehicle, where agents allegedly found a stash of other suspected drugs.

Agents reported they found 9.9 grams of heroin (valued at $1,500), 23.5 grams of cocaine (valued at $2,300) and 114 Oxycodone 30mg pills (valued at $3,420).

They said they seized $7,300 in cash.

Cram was charged with three counts of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, while Tuttle and Goodson were charged with unlawful trafficking in cocaine.

All three made their initial court appearance on Monday, and as of Monday afternoon were still being held at the Cumberland County Jail.

Cram is being held on $25,000 cash bail; Tuttle is being held on $5,000 cash bail; and Goodson on $1,000 cash bail.

Agents said they expect more arrests as a result of the ongoing investigation.

Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or rbillings@theforecaster.net. Follow hhim on Twitter: @randybillings.

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South Portland Police display the suspected drugs and money seized from three Peaks Island residents last week.