BIDDEFORD – Four people face felony charges of selling crack cocaine after their arrests in a grocery store parking lot Thursday.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Biddeford police conducted surveillance of the parking lot of Five Points Shopping Plaza in Biddeford after learning that a drug sale was pending.

Police charged Darlene Court , 44, of Saco; Kimberly Pierce, 29, of Waterboro; Earl Guerro, 24, of Boston; and Aaron Brown, 28, of Biddeford.

The four were charged with aggravated trafficking in crack cocaine. The charge was made more serious because they were within 1,000 feet of May Field, an athletic complex with Little League fields and a playground, which is a designated safe zone.

Police seized 11.8 grams of crack cocaine worth about $1,000 as well as $1,980 in cash and a 2010 Toyota Corolla.

Court has previous federal convictions for drug trafficking and for violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (Rico) Act. Guerro has convictions in Massachusetts for drug trafficking and possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school.

The four were being held at York County Jail on bail ranging from $1,500 to $5,000.

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