Two Sanford men face charges of dealing drugs following an undercover investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency in Sanford.

Agents with the MDEA charged Ryan Benoit, 23, with trafficking in crack cocaine and Joshua Downs, 18, with trafficking in marijuana.

Benoit was arrested Thursday at 3 p.m. while allegedly delivering crack cocaine to an undercover agent at the Mid-Town Mall in Sanford. Benoit ran when confronted by police but was caught by members of the Southern Maine Special Response Team. He had eight grams of crack cocaine and $1,900 with him, police said.

Police arrested Downs after a search of his house at 47 Theriault St. turned up 20 ounces of marijuana, scales and plants.

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