RUMFORD — A local man accused of felony drug trafficking will be arraigned Friday in Oxford County Superior Court in Paris.

Robert D. Lemieux, 57, of 20 Byron St., was arrested at his home at 11 a.m. Wednesday by  Maine Drug Enforcement Agent Tony Milligan on a warrant charging aggravated trafficking in synthetic narcotic Oxycodone, Rumford police Detective James Bernard said Thursday afternoon.

Lemieux could not post $50,000 cash bail and was taken to Oxford County Jail in Paris, where he remained Thursday evening, a jail official said.

“Lemieux sold this drug to undercover operatives,” Bernard said. “This occurred within a drug-free safe zone, which along with his prior felony conviction, aggravated this charge to Class A.”

In 1997, Lemieux was convicted of two counts of furnishing scheduled drugs, Bernard said. In 2009, he was convicted of felony furnishing cocaine and in 2011 he was convicted of misdemeanor possession of cocaine, he said.

If convicted on the new charge, Bernard said Lemieux faces a minimum-mandatory sentence of four years in prison.

“Additional evidence obtained may bring further charges in grand jury,” he said.

Rumford police assisted with the investigation and arrest.

In other Rumford police news, William C. Hann, 26, of Rumford, was arrested at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday on charge of furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol, Bernard said.

Hann was released on $600 unsecured bail and will be arraigned on March 6 in Rumford District Court.

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