LEWISTON — Officials say a local couple have been arrested on charges of trafficking in prescription drugs following an investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Lewiston Police Department and Maine State Police.

According to a Tuesday news release from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Jermaine Johnson, 39, and Michelle Grimmo, 43, both of 2 Mark St., were arrested Monday.

Johnson was arrested in Sabattus by MDEA agents and was in possession of 121 oxycodone pills, according to the release.

The release said a search warrant was issued for the couple’s apartment where Grimmo was found in possession of 100 oxycodone pills and approximately $3,600 cash. Agents seized a total of $20,000 in cash and 471 oxycodone pills with a street value of $18,000 to $20,000.

The MDEA also said they seized counterfeit U.S. currency in the amount of $3,380, Johnson’s vehicle, a semiautomatic handgun, and marijuana trafficking paraphernalia.

Johnson and Grimmo have extensive criminal backgrounds, according to the release and Johnson is currently on probation for aggravated drug trafficking charges. They are currently being held at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn. Bail has been set at $75,000 for Johnson and $10,000 for Grimmo.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency is continuing the investigation and expects additional arrests, according to the statement.


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