ELLSWORTH — Police say the president of an Ellsworth construction company was one of two people arrested by Maine drug agents during a prescription pill exchange in town.

Authorities say 43-year-old Patrick Jordan and 47-year-old Julie Edwards were arrested Thursday on a charge of unlawful trafficking in oxycodone.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says agents set up surveillance in a motel parking after and saw Jordan and Edwards meet in there just before 3 p.m. Thursday. After the pair separated, police stopped and searched Jordan’s truck.

Police tell the Bangor Daily News they found 87 oxycodone tablets worth $3,500. Police also seized $4,495 in cash from Jordan’s truck.

Jordan is president of construction firm R.F. Jordan, which has about 60 employees. He could not be reached for comment.