After a 12-month investigation of rural drug trafficking in rural Cumberland County, state and county drug agents nabbed a handful of suspects Tuesday morning.

One of the suspects arrested was Agostino J. Samson, the former Windham man who was found not guilty three years ago of killing a Raymond man, Scott Libby, whose body was found in a vehicle near the train tracks in Bethel.

Having received numerous telephone and Internet-based tips, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, has been working to target those involved with the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics within the rural communities of Cumberland County and on Tuesday morning moved to arrest several suspects.

In total, six men were arrested on charges involving the sale of heroin, cocaine, crack, and prescription narcotics such as oxycodone. Authorities say they expect to make additional arrests in coming days and weeks.

Arrested so far are: David Willette, 37, of 57 Pitt Road, Naples, who faces a charge of class B trafficking of schedule W narcotics; Agostino J. Samson, 26, now a resident of 898 Poland Spring Road, Casco, who was arrested for class A trafficking in schedule W narcotics; Agostino P. Samson, of 594 Edes Falls Road, Harrison, who was also arrested on a charge of class A trafficking in schedule W narcotics; Mark Glantz, 48, of 387 Tandberg Trail, Windham, who was arrested for class B trafficking in schedule W narcotics; Kevin Edwards, 29, of 5 Liberty Lane, Harrison, who was arrested on a charge of a class B trafficking in schedule W narcotics; and Norman Hightower, 30, of 97 Durgin Road, South Paris, was arrested on a charge of class A trafficking in schedule W narcotics.

Officers from the Windham and Bridgton police departments also participated in the capture of certain individuals.

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