Five people from Lewiston, Maine have been arrested and were charged in U.S. District Court on Wednesday with the distribution of crack cocaine.

In a Department of Justice press release, issued on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney announced the arrest and charge of 44-year old Sylas Way, 26-year old Elijah Blake, 35-year old Keon Baptiste-Harris, 46-year old Jamie Perry, and 26-year old Davontae Perrybrooks.

According to the complaints, charges came about as a result of an investigation into crack cocaine trafficking in Lewiston.

 

If convicted, the 5 accused face up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $1 million. 

A criminal complaint has been defined as an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.