Sanford police and the state’s drug enforcement agency say investigations of drug trafficking in the town have led to five arrests over the last month, and more are expected.

The most recent arrest occurred Tuesday, when Brittany L’Heureux, 21, turned herself in shortly after authorities obtained a warrant for her.

L’Heureux was charged with trafficking in oxycodone. Undercover agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said they had purchased the drug from L’Heureux several times, and they executed a search warrant on her Cottage Street home when she was not there, leading to the arrest warrant.

L’Heureux was being held at York County Jail.

Others arrested in the last month, according to the MDEA, include Sarah Roy, 30, and Matthew Spaulding, 26, who were charged with aggravated trafficking in cocaine.

The MDEA alleges it bought drugs from the couple three times — twice when Roy’s 7-year-old daughter was there, and twice inside a designated school zone.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services was notified about the alleged presence of the girl at the drug sales, the MDEA said. In addition, selling drugs near a school raises the crime to a higher level.

Roy was freed on cash bail following her arrest, and Spaulding was held at the York County Jail due to violations of his probation for theft and drug-related charges.

Also arrested in the last month was Marc Plante, 43.

Plante was arrested after drug agents allegedly bought cocaine from him several times. One purchase, they said, took place in a school zone, leading to a charge of aggravated trafficking in cocaine. The fifth recent arrest was of Christopher Roach, 26, of Kimball Street.

MDEA and Sanford officers arrested Roach on a domestic violence/terrorizing warrant from Portland. At the time of the arrest, officers searched Roach’s house, allegedly seized about $500 worth of crack cocaine and charged him with trafficking in the drug.

Officers said a 4-year-old was present at the time of the arrest, and DHHS was notified. 

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