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Police Seize $20K in Pills, Arrest Man

Police say the bag contained more than 600 pills worth an estimated $20K

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    Police Seize $20K in Pills, Arrest Man
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    Maine drug agents have arrested a New York City man they say dropped a bag containing hundreds of oxycodone pills when police approached him.

    Agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency were conducting an investigation about 8 p.m. Tuesday when they approached 31-year-old Pierre Dupera, of Brooklyn, New York, behind a supermarket.

    Authorities say when officers identified themselves, Dupera removed a bag from his pocket, dropped it on the ground and walked away.

    Police say the bag contained more than 600 pills worth an estimated $20,000. Police say Dupera also had more than $5,700 with him.

    Dupera was charged with drug trafficking and taken to jail where he is being held on $50,000 bail. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.

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