BETHEL — Maine drug enforcement agents arrested two men in Bethel and Greenwood on charges of selling prescription medication.

After an investigation, the Maine Drug Enforcement Administration arrested David B. Cherkis, 32, of Greenwood, and Christopher E. LeClair, 32, of Bethel, MDEA supervisor Gerry Baril said Friday.

Baril said the MDEA obtained warrants for both men. He said when Cherkis was arrested at his home, he was found with hypodermic needles, five Vicodin tablets and 20 Xanax tablets wrapped in cellophane wrappers for distribution.

Baril said the pills are often crushed, dissolved in water and injected.

LeClair was spotted on the street by Deputy George Cayer of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, Baril said. Police found 32 methadone tablets, and 14 Xanax on him.

“It’s our belief, based on the evidence we found in Cherkis’ home, that LeClair was on his way to meet with Cherkis to exchange the Xanax for Vicodin.”

Cherkis faces two charges of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs and two charges of violating bail conditions. LeClair was charged with unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs and violating bail conditions. Neither man is eligible for bail.

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