The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says five people were arrested early Friday morning in Cherryfield for selling crack cocaine and creating a police standoff. Three of those arrested are from the Bronx, New York.

The arrests came after drug agents obtained a search warrant for the home at 177 Tenan Lane. At the request of MDEA, the State Police Tactical Team also responded to the home and assisted with the arrests.

The search warrant was part of a month-long investigation into the distribution of crack throughout Washington County by the group, who would travel to Maine with large amounts of the drug. They would then use a local crack customer’s home to sell the drugs and the locals would seek new customers and introduce them to the New York distributors in exchange for money and drugs.

After a nearly two-hour standoff with police the five arrested just before dawn are :

Evelyn Westcott (21) Bronx, NY

-Class B Unlawful Trafficking of Schedule W Drugs (Crack Cocaine).

-Class E Creating a Police Standoff

Jante Randolph (27) Bronx, NY

-Class B Unlawful Trafficking of Schedule W Drugs (Crack Cocaine).

-Class E Creating a Police Standoff

Jamal Santiago (18) Bronx, NY

-Class B Unlawful Trafficking of Schedule W Drugs (Crack Cocaine).

-Class E Creating a Police Standoff

Juan Huertes-Borges (36) Cherryfield, ME

-Class B Unlawful Trafficking of Schedule W Drugs (Crack Cocaine).

-Class E Creating a Police Standoff

Fred Rini (50) Harrington, ME

-Class C Unlawful Trafficking of Schedule W Drugs (Crack Cocaine)

The home was occupied by Huertes-Borges and evidence of drug use and drug packaging was found along with $8,200  in suspected drug proceeds.

Bail was set at $25,000 cash for Westcott, Randolph and Santiago, $10,000 cash each for Huertas-Borges and Rini.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are likely.