OXFORD, Maine — Eight Mainers have been arrested on charges of making and selling methamphetamine in Oxford County.

State drug enforcement agents and police made the arrests Friday after a three-month investigation.

Agents say an organized group of people had been routinely buying the components used to make the drug, including the cold decongestant pseudoephedrine. Agents and police searched homes and a vehicle throughout the day on Friday and dismantled five meth labs.

They arrested 52-year-old David Thompson and 31-year-old Mico Thomspon of Gilead; 35-year-old Rodney Levesque, of Oxford; 36-year-old Scott Hart and 28-year-old Amanda Thompson of Albany; 28-year-old Joshua Spencer and 24-year-old Heidi Owens of Greenwood; and 38-year-old Joel Mills of Mason Township.

It was not immediately known if the defendants are being represented by lawyers.