Crack cocaine, oxycodone seized in Trade Winds bust
Rockland — Four people were arrested following a fight over a drug transaction at the Trade Winds Motor Inn Dec. 28.
Rockland Police responded to a report of a fight at the Park Drive hotel and found Cameron Soto, 21, of Fairhaven, Mass. fighting with another male.
Rockland Police, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Maine State Police had been investigating Soto for several months for trafficking and importation of crack cocaine and oycodone in the Rockland area, according to a news release from Rockland Police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Rockland Police and MDEA searched two hotel rooms and seized 25 grams of crack cocaine, 200 oxycodone pills, drug paraphernalia and $4,700 cash, the release states.
Soto was arrested for aggravated trafficking of crack cocaine and oxycodone, a Class A offense. The charge was aggravated because of a 2012 conviction in Massachusetts.
Also arrested were:
Felicia Timotoeo, 21, of New Bedford, Mass. She was charged with aggravated trafficking of oxycodone and crack cocaine. She is currently on federal probation out of Boston for a 2012 conspiracy to traffic cocaine conviction.
Christopher Sawyer, 25, of Vinalhaven was charged with possession of crack coaine and trafficking crack cocaine. Sawyer was arrested for his part in helping Timotoeo and Soto sell crack cocaine and oxycodone in the Knox County area, according to the release.
Veronica Ames, 23, of Rockland was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine.
Ames and Soto were released on bail. Sawyer and Timotoeo were expected to appear in court Dec. 30.