An Easton couple has been charged by Fairfield police with illegally distributing highly addictive pain pills.

Curtis Pistey, 55, and Joann Pistey, 54, were arrested on a warrant by Fairfield police Wednesday following what police Detective Antonio Granata called a lengthy investigation. After executing search-and-seizure warrants, police said they found "hundreds" of pain pills, including Oxycodone, that had an estimated street value of about $30,000.

The investigation began earlier this year when police said they learned that a Fairfield resident was selling large amounts of Oxycodone in town. According to Granata, the man -- whose identity was withheld by police as the investigation continues -- would go to the Pisteys' Adams Road home in Easton on the same days that the couple would refill doctor-prescribed prescriptions for Oxycodone. He would return to Fairfield with a portion of that Oxcodone and sell it on the street, according to the report.

Police seized 750 assorted DEA-controlled, Schedule 1 pills and more than $5,000 in cash. Granata said the pills typically sell on the street for $1 per milligram.

The Pisteys were both charged with possession of narcotics, illegal distribution, sale and dispensing of narcotics, sale of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, conspiracy to commit sale of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, conspiracy to commit illegal distribution, sale and dispensing of narcotics and conspiracy to possess narcotics.

Curtis Pistey was released on a $250,000 non-surety bond, while Joann Pistey was released on a $100,000 non-surety bond. They are scheduled to appear June 2 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.