The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested two men for their alleged role in illegally importing approximately 4,000 oxycodone and Valium pills through the mail, state police said.

Agents with MDEA searched the Topsham home of Benjamin Steers, 45, on Wednesday, when they found the Valium and oxycodone pills, along with steroid pills and a loaded handgun.

Steers was arrested after the search and charged with felony drug trafficking.

Also arrested was Scott Crone, 35, of Freeport, on charges of illegal importation of scheduled drugs and violating conditions of his release.

According to investigators, Crone ordered the pills from foreign countries and had them delivered to Steers’ home. Police believe they were destined for sale in Cumberland and Sagadahoc counties.

Steers was booked at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset and released on bail. Crone was ordered held because of a prior domestic violence charge, police said. Additional charges are expected, police said.

Matt Byrne can be contacted at 791-6303 or at:

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