BANGOR, Maine — After a Boston man was arrested for selling crack cocaine in the city earlier this week, a couple of his acquaintances decided to bring more drugs to Bangor to sell to bail him out of jail, Cmdr. Peter Arno of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said in a Friday statement.
Cedric Butler, 39, was arrested Wednesday by Bangor police and charged with unlawful possession of crack cocaine and felony aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs, according to a Penobscot County Jail official.
“Following this arrest, investigators learned that [an individual or individuals] from out of state would be coming to the Bangor area in order to distribute crack cocaine in an attempt to raise the funds necessary ($5,000) to allegedly bail Butler out of jail,” Arno said.
Kareena Khan, 24, of Boston was stopped as she exited Interstate 95 at the Broadway exit Thursday night and approximately 63 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of $7,000 was found on her by a drug sniffing K-9 from the Bangor Police Department.
Khan also was charged with Class A aggravated trafficking.
“The charge was aggravated due to the amount of drugs which were seized,” Arno said. “She was transported to the Penobscot County Jail where she is currently being held on $12,000 cash bail.”
A male passenger in her car was not charged. The Bangor Police Department is working with the MDEA’s North Central Task Force in Bangor on the drug trafficking case.
“This investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible,” Arno said.