FARMINGTON — A husband and wife were arrested on drug trafficking charges Wednesday during an ongoing investigation into unlawful prescription narcotics sales in the area, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Supervisor Gerry Baril said Thursday.

Christopher Elliott, 32, and Billie Jo Elliott, 36, both of Pilsbury Lane in Farmington, were each arrested on a charge of drug trafficking, he said. Christopher Elliott was also arrested on a charge of violation of condition of release. He was out on bail on another violation and was subject to random searches, Baril said.

Maine State Police Troopers Aaron Turcotte and Mathew Casavant, also an MDEA agent, and MDEA agent Brian Ross searched the Elliotts’ house and found hypodermic apparatus and one syringe loaded with a substance identified as morphine, Baril said. They also found 59 tablets of methadone and other evidence of drug trafficking, he said.

The Elliotts’ are dependent upon morphine and were selling methadone tablets to get morphine, Baril said. The investigation continues into how the two are getting the methadone, he said.

Billie Jo Elliot is being held on $2,500 cash bail and Christopher Elliott has to go before a judge for bail to be set. They were still at the Franklin County jail in Farmington on Thursday afternoon.

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