February 12, 2013 Edition

Cash, oxycodone prompts criminal charges

Men from Dresden, Wiscasset charged
Times Record Staff


Pills and cash seized during drug trafficking arrests this morning by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.Pills and cash seized during drug trafficking arrests this morning by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.ROCKLAND

State and local law enforcement agencies arrested two Lincoln County men this morning who they say were selling oxycodone, seizing several pills and more than $1,000 in cash.

Andrew GoupilAndrew GoupilAndrew Goupil, 33, of Wiscasset and Joseph Dupaw, 68, of Dresden, were taken into custody at about 10:30 a.m. this morning on the ferry to Vinalhaven by Maine Drug Enforcement agents, aided by Rockland police and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Knox County deputies and Wiscasset police also assisted the investigation. 

The two had been under investigation for several months, according to a news release issued by Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

James Pease, a supervisor for the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, said 200 pills were seized along with $1,550. The drugs have a $7,000 street value.

Joseph DupawJoseph DupawPease said Goupil is charged with aggravated trafficking and has two prior drug convictions. Dupaw is charged with trafficking and violating his bail conditions from a recent assault arrest in Lincoln County. The two are being held at the Knox County Jail.

2013-02-12 / Front Page

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