PARIS — Four Oxford County residents have been indicted on multiple drug-related charges following a police sting that dismantled methamphetamine labs across the county four months ago. 

Scott Hart, 35, of Albany Township, Joshua Spencer, 28, of West Paris, Sarah Levesque, 38, of Gilead and Macy Blaisdell, 34, of Bethel were indicted by an Oxford County grand jury last week on charges of trafficking and conspiracy to traffic meth.

Hart also faces charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, conspiracy to traffic drugs and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. 

A conviction on the aggravated trafficking charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of four years in prison and a maximum of 30 years, while the conspiracy and unlawful firearm charges each carry a mandatory one-year sentence.

Levesque, Blaisdell and Spencer each face indictments on conspiracy to traffic scheduled drugs and each faces a potential mandatory one-year prison sentence. 

In February, Hart, Spencer, Levesque, Blaisdell and six other Oxford County residents were arrested by members of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency following a three-month investigation into the regional manufacturing, trafficking and sale of meth.

Production of meth, a highly addictive stimulant, has been on the rise in Maine in recent years. So far this year, 14 meth labs have been dismantled in Maine, a growing tally which might surpass last year’s record of 20, according to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Stephen McCausland. 

According to the June 13 indictment, the four suspects are accused of engaging in a conspiracy to manufacture and traffic methamphetamine.

About a week before his arrest, Hart trafficked the drugs within 1,000 feet of a school safe zone in Bethel, making his charges more severe, according to the indictment. 

During a countywide sting operation on Feb. 7, police executed a search warrant at Hart’s residence at 28 Patte Brook Road and seized a .22-caliber Marlin rifle. According to the indictment, Hart had a past conviction and was unlawfully in possession of the weapon.   

According to an affidavit by Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agent Tony Milligan, Hart learned how to produce meth from the operation’s ringleader, Mico Thompson, and later sold the drug under controlled purchases.

At the time of the arrests, Matt Cashman, supervisor of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Western District Task Force, said Levesque’s and Blaisdell’s roles were to collect materials essential to meth production, including pseudoephedrine, a common decongestant.

Macy Blaisdell 

Joshua Spencer 

Sarah Levesque 

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