AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m. Friday at the State House to discuss reaction to his “recent remarks regarding Maine’s drug crisis,” according to his office.

On Wednesday, LePage said “ guys with the name ‘D-Money,’ ‘Smoothie,’ ‘Shifty’” come to Maine to sell heroin and “they go back home.” Later, he added, “incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we’ve got to deal with down the road.”

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Michael Shepherd

Michael Shepherd joined the Bangor Daily News in 2015 after three years as a reporter at the Kennebec Journal. A Hallowell native who now lives in Augusta, he graduated from the University of Maine in...