A Massachusetts couple and a Warren man were arrested on drug charges this week after a three-month police investigation into illegal distribution of prescription drugs in Lincoln and Knox counties.

Police allege that Allen Cooper, 37, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, would routinely travel to Maine to deliver oxycodone to local dealers, collect their money and go back to Massachusetts, according to a news release from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Agents from the MDEA’s Mid-Coast Task Force arrested Cooper, his girlfriend, Amanda Restel, and an accused local drug dealer, Robert Colpritt, on Monday as agents executed three search warrants.

Cooper was in a vehicle pulled over by agents in Newcastle around 4:30 p.m. and had 90 oxycodone pills on him when he was searched, the MDEA said.

At the same time, other agents executed a search warrant at a motel room at the Schooner Inn in Wiscasset, where they found Restel had a different drug, suboxone, according to the MDEA.

Police also executed a search warrant at Colpritt’s residence at 55 Tolman Road in Warren, where they found 22 oxycodone pills, suboxone and numerous other medications, the MDEA said in the statement.

Cooper and Colpritt, 36, were each charged with felony drug trafficking. Restel, 33, also of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was charged with misdemeanor drug possession.

All three were taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, where bail will be set.


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