Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Bangor Police arrested five persons Thursday and seized $20,000 worth of crack cocaine.

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MDEA agents in Bangor, along with Bangor Police, have been investigating a group responsible for the distribution of crack cocaine and other drugs in greater Bangor for several months.

The investigation included undercover purchase of crack from the group. Late Thursday afternoon, agents and Bangor Police stopped the car the five were in along South Park Street in Bangor. Seized in connection with the car stop was approximately 135 grams of cocaine base or “crack”, approximately 8 grams of MDMA, commonly referred to as “ecstasy”,  and $1200 in cash.

Charged thus far in this investigation are:

  1. Richard Raymond, AKA-“Porter”, 23 , of Boston, MA. Raymond has been charged with two counts of Class “A” Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (crack) and Class “B” Unlawful Possession of Schedule W Drugs, . The first count is aggravated due to the amount of drugs seized and the second count because Raymond has a prior drug felony conviction. Raymond was also wanted on an outstanding warrant from Maine for unpaid fines for an earlier drug offense. In addition, he is wanted in Massachusetts for auto theft.
  1. Lakeem McFadden, AKA-“Santana”, 32, of Brockton, Mass. McFadden has been charged with two counts of Class “A” Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (crack cocaine). The first count is aggravated due to the amount of drugs seized and the second count because of a that McFadden has a prior drug felony conviction.
  1. Taleek McFadden, AKA- “Peasley” and “Dante”, 27, of Brooklyn, NY. Charged with Class “A” Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (crack cocaine). This count was aggravated due to the amount of drugs seized. McFadden is also wanted on an outstanding federal probation warrant out of New York for cocaine trafficking.
  1. Patrick Whipple, 37, from Bangor. Charged with two counts of Class “A” Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (crack cocaine). The first count is aggravated due to the amount of drugs seized and the second count because Whipple has a prior drug felony conviction.

Also charged is 63 year old Katherine White of Hampden.  She faces a Class “B” Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (crack cocaine) and Class “D” Possession of Schedule W drugs.

The five were transported to the Penobscot County Jail and are scheduled to be arraigned in Bangor Unified Court Friday afternoon. They will make their first court appearances Friday in Bangor at 1pm