A number of Lakes Region men won’t be celebrating Independence Day because they will be locked up in the county jail.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted a drug sweep in the Lakes Region on Tuesday, corralling a half-dozen suspects who authorities say have been dealing an array of drugs including heroin, crack and prescription painkillers.

One of those arrested, Agostino J. Samson, 26, of Casco, was charged with killing a man in 2009 with a frying pan and leaving the body in a car to be hit by a train.

He was acquitted by a jury who said there was no proof he did it.

Samson, as well as Agostino P. Samson, 58 of Harrison, Norman Hightower, 30 of South Paris, David Willette, 37 of Naples, Mark Glantz, 48 of Windham, and Kevin Edwards, 29 of Harrison were charged with trafficking in drugs.

The arrests were part of a year-long investigation of drug trafficking in rural parts of Cumberland County that was sparked in part by telephone and web-based tips from the public, according to the sheriff’s office.

Police expect additional arrests to be made.

The arrests are the result of a collaboration between deputies with the county sheriff’s office and agents with the MDEA, an inter-jurisdictional task force made of loaned officers from different departments.