WESTBROOK – Westbrook police arrested three people allegedly involved in drug trafficking Tuesday, including a local man who lives near the Cornelia Warren Recreational Fields.

According to a press release from Westbrook police Lt. Michael Nugent, local police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted a joint investigation into suspected drug activity at the home of Arthur F. Nye, 50. Nye lives at 110 Brown St., which is within 1,000 feet of the fields designated as a drug free safe zone.

At around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, the investigation resulted in the arrests of Nye and Windham residents Kevin G. Cloutier, 44, and Sherry A. Piper, 52. Nye and Cloutier were arrested during a traffic stop on Ash Street and were found to have crack cocaine, while police arrested Piper later on Brown Street, police said.

Nye was charged with aggravated trafficking of Schedule W drugs, a Class A felony because he has a previous conviction of felony drug trafficking, Nugent said. Cloutier and Piper were both charged with unlawful possession of Schedule W drugs, he said.

When officers executed a search warrant at 110 Brown St., they found additional evidence of drug trafficking, police said.


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