An Old Orchard Beach couple have been arrested on charges of trafficking fentanyl throughout southern Maine.

Dylan Wilcox, 28, and Amazia Sylvester, 21, are accused of distributing “large amounts of fentanyl” from their Old Orchard Beach apartment, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said in a news release Saturday.

Undercover agents bought fentanyl from Wilcox in the Portland area, and later arrested Wilcox during a traffic stop on March 5. Wilcox was charged with two counts of trafficking fentanyl, and bail was set at $3,000 cash at the Cumberland County Jail.

Agents arriving to serve a search warrant at Wilcox’s apartment in Old Orchard Beach met Sylvester as she was leaving. She was carrying 285 grams of “suspected” fentanyl, the Maine DEA said.

Sylvester was arrested and charged with aggravated trafficking in fentanyl and taken to the York County Jail. She was also charged with felony theft and violating conditions of release, which led to her being held without bail. Authorities didn’t give details of those allegations in the news release.

In the apartment, agents found “evidence of drug trafficking,” as well as $51,000 in “suspected drug proceeds.” The fentanyl seized from the couple was worth about $43,000 on the street, the agency estimated.

The investigation into Wilcox and Sylvester was part of a larger probe into the illegal distribution of fentanyl throughout southern Maine by the Maine DEA, the organization said this weekend.

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