A 52-year-old Rumford man, and formerly of Bangor, was sentenced Monday to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute crack.

Department of Justice

According to court records, Wendell White joined a conspiracy that operated between about January 2010 and August 2013 and that acquired crack in New Haven, Connecticut and distributed almost a kilogram of it in Penobscot County and elsewhere.

The defendant distributed and sold half-gram and gram quantities of crack throughout the Bangor area for $50 and $100, respectively, for Christian Turner, a/k/a “P” and Rodrigo Ramirez, a/k/a “Rico.”  He also allowed Turner, Ramirez and others to use his Sanford Street, Bangor apartment -- where he and his three-year old son lived -- as a place where crack could be sold and used.

Members of the conspiracy from New Haven included members of the Red Side Guerilla Brims, a violent street gang affiliated with the Almighty Blood Nation, a national street gang.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the New Haven, Connecticut Office of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the City of New Haven Department of Police Services.