Drugs Bound for Oxford County Seized
State Police arrested a group of New Yorkers Wednesday night on the Maine Turnpike on charges of selling drugs.
The arrests are in connection with an investigation of drug sales out of a home on Main St. in West Paris.
This makes the second day in a row that State Police have a made a turnpike arrest. On Tuesday troopers arrested two New York men and a Bangor woman after their vehicle was stopped on the turnpike in Kennebunk. Cocaine and heroin were seized in that bust, headed for Bangor.
Wednesday evening, troopers stopped a 2020 Chrysler Pacifica van on the turnpike in York. At the same time, a team of Troopers, Deputies from Oxford Sheriff’s Department and officers from Norway and Rumford police, searched the West Paris home. Seized in the van were 382 grams of cocaine and crack. The four arrested on the turnpike were taken to the York County Jail and all are charged with aggravated drug trafficking. Investigators say the group has been active importing and selling drugs from Oxford Hills to the Rumford area and also in southern Franklin County in recent months.
Those arrested were - Yashim “Scotty” Gomez, 35, Raymond “T” Vasquez, 26, Geraldine “GiGi” Rodriguez 31, and Princes Munoz-Cordero 19, all from Bronx New York. Bail was set at $20,000 for Gomez and $10,000 for the other three.