BIDDEFORD — Two Biddeford suspects were arrested Friday morning for allegedly selling crack cocaine.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested, Quinton L. Smith, 38, and charged him with aggravated trafficking in schedule drugs (crack cocaine), a Class A felony, and Courtney Skipworth, 38, charged with unlawful trafficking in schedule drugs (crack cocaine), a Class B felony, according to Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

He said that for the past month, agents from the MDEA York District Task Force conducted an investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine in the Biddeford area by Smith, who was convicted of drug trafficking in 2014 and was released from the Maine State Prison earlier this year after serving three years of an eight-year sentence. 



During the investigation, undercover agents purchased crack cocaine from both men on several occasions at their room at the Sleepy Hollow Motel in Biddeford, McCausland said.

McCausland said that around 6 a.m. Friday, agents served a search warrant and arrest warrants at Room 23 of the motel, with assistance from the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Maine Violent Offender Task Force and Biddeford Police officers. 

Smith and Skipworth were arrested without incident and transported to the York County Jail in Alfred, McCausland said.

Bail was set at $50,000 cash for Skipworth. No bail was set for Smith as he is on probation for the prior drug conviction. Both men are to appear in York Unified Court next week.



A search of the motel room and Smith’s 2008 Dodge Charger resulted in the seizure of cocaine, items related to drug trafficking, and about $16,000 in cash, McCausland said.

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