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Criminal Mischief (08/08/2018)

August 7, 2018
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Bangor bust

BANGOR – A Bangor man has been arrested on drug charges following an investigation by law enforcement officials.

The Bangor Police Department – with assistance from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency – spent several days investigating a man suspected of selling drugs from 33 Bald Mountain Drive. Members of the Special Enforcement Team prepared and executed a search warrant at that address at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Aug. 2. Officers from the patrol division and agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency assisted during the investigation.

In the course of that investigation, two semi-automatic handguns, a vehicle, approximately 22 grams of suspected crack cocaine and approximately 12 grams of suspected heroin were all seized during the search.

The homeowner, 35-year-old Keith King, was arrested and taken to the Penobscot County Jail. King has been charged with Unlawful Trafficking in a Schedule W Drug (heroin) class A, Unlawful Trafficking a Schedule W Drug (crack cocaine) class B, and one misdemeanor count of Unlawful Possession of a Schedule W Drug.

Drug arrests in Swanville

SWANVILLE -The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has announced the arrests of five people following a month-long investigation into the illegal importation and distribution of heroin and crack cocaine in Waldo County.

As part of ongoing drug enforcement efforts throughout Waldo County, MDEA agents assisted by the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Warden Service investigated and arrested five people in Swanville for heroin and crack cocaine trafficking.

Arrested were: 22-year-old Bobby Dean Berry, 27-year-old Sean Rohan and 21-year-old Princessayana Harris, all of New York; 30-year-old Christopher King of Swanville; and 28-year-old Taylor Andrews of Gardiner.

Berry, Harris and Andrews are all charged with unlawful trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Crack Cocaine), while Rohan and King are charged with unlawful trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Heroin). King is also charged with violation of bail.

The investigation included undercover purchases of heroin and crack cocaine from a group distributing from Christopher King’s residence on the Harriman Road in Swanville. King assisted and allowed a group from New York to distribute drugs from his residence to customers throughout the Greater Waldo County area.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, agents executed a search warrant at the Harriman Road residence. Agents found King in the process of weighing and packaging heroin for resale. Sean Rohan was located in a bedroom attempting to conceal heroin. Approximately 14 grams of heroin was seized along with packaging materials and $800.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

Arriving at the residence during the search warrant was a vehicle operated by Taylor Andrews of Gardiner and occupied by Bobby Dean Berry and Princessayana Harris of New York. Agents seized approximately 30 grams of crack cocaine, 5 grams of cocaine HCL and $2,200.00 in suspected drug proceeds from the vehicle and occupants.

All were transported to the Two Bridges Regional Jail where bail was set at $10,000 cash for Berry, Rohan and Harris. No bail was set for King due to his bail violation. Andrews was released on unsecured bail.

If you have information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in this state, you are urged to contact the MDEA office closest to you or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.

Aviator error

BANGOR (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers mistakenly thought a small plane went missing, causing some anxious moments in the town of Levant.

The FAA issued an alert when radio and radar contact with Cessna 140 was lost Sunday morning near the Bangor International Airport. WLBZ-TV reported that first responders including police and firefighters searched for the plane in a heavily wooded area of Levant.

But it turns out the pilot had landed and all was fine. The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said it was a miscommunication between the FAA and the pilot.

Into the woods

YORK (AP) — Police in York say Tasers didn’t stop a habitual offender from evading arrest. They say the man escaped officers’ grasp, jumped out a window and ran barefoot into the woods during a thunderstorm.

The York Police Department said it’s searching for Corey W. Paradise, who’s wanted on outstanding warrants.

Police said an officer spotted Paradise driving on Saturday and found his car parked at a construction site.

They say he resisted arrest and managed to escape even though officers used their stun guns. Police say the search was hampered by thunderstorms.

Officers say Paradise was wanted on drug and motor vehicle violations in York and Cumberland counties. Police said he’ll now face additional charges.

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