3 arrested in separate drug trafficking incidents

Posted April 21, 2009, at 10:21 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Officers assigned to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested three area men on felony drug trafficking charges in unrelated incidents Friday.

Arrested on charges of trafficking in Schedule W drugs, a Class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, were:

— Shane Hunter Demarco, 50, of Passadumkeag. Demarco was arrested at his home on St. John’s Road about 11 p.m., Garry Higgins, MDEA supervisory special agent for the Bangor-based North Central Regional Task Force, said Tuesday.

Demarco “has been the focus of an MDEA investigation for some time now,” Higgins said. At the time of his arrest, Demarco was out on bail for two previous charges of trafficking in oxycodone, a powerfully addictive prescription painkiller. On Friday, Demarco was charged with trafficking in methadone, Higgins said.

Demarco, who made his initial appearance on the methadone charge in 3rd District Court in Bangor on Tuesday, remained behind bars at Penobscot County Jail late Tuesday night, unable to make bail of $1,000 cash or $10,000 surety, a jail official confirmed.

— Jay Joseph Scott Fader, 20, of Bangor. Fader was arrested on Union Street in Bangor on a charge of trafficking in crack cocaine after an undercover MDEA agent made a covert buy from him, Higgins said.

Fader, who also was taken to the county lockup, made an initial appearance Tuesday in 3rd District Court. He was released later that day on personal recognizance bail, according to a jail official.

— Justin L. Gibson, 30, of Bangor. Gibson also was arrested on Union Street, on two counts of trafficking in heroin after the same agent who arrested Fader made a covert drug purchase from him, Higgins said.

Gibson also made an initial appearance in District Court on Tuesday. Higgins said bail for Gibson was set at $500 cash. It was not clear Tuesday night whether Gibson was released or transferred to another facility.

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