Drug busts in Bangor, Otis net pills, cash

Posted Nov. 01, 2009, at 8:14 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Two different Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigations last week in Bangor and Otis resulted in three arrests and the seizure of more than $100,000 in prescription drugs, the MDEA said in a release.

William McManus, 52, of Otis was arrested and charged Thursday evening with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, a Class A offense, after MDEA agents assigned to the Down East District Task Force executed a search warrant at his home on Cove Road.

If convicted, McManus faces a prison term of up to 30 years and a fine of up to $50,000.

Agents seized more than 1,500 tablets of prescription drugs including oxycodone and Xanax. Agents also seized $20,794 believed to be proceeds from the sale of drugs, according to the release. About 4 ounces of marijuana and drug ledgers also were found.

Lawrence Peters, 29, of Madison also was in the home and charged with possession of scheduled drugs.

Both men are scheduled to appear Dec. 18 in Hancock County Superior Court.

On Friday night, agents assigned to the North Central District Task Force arrested Mackenzie Kelley, no age given, of Bangor and charged her with trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Agents stopped Kelley at an unnamed business in Bangor, where they seized 30 OxyContin pills and $3,000 in cash. They then executed a search warrant at her Broadway home, where agents found about 800 OxyContin pills and another $3,000 in cash.

Kelley is scheduled to appear Dec. 4 in Penobscot Superior Court.

The Bangor and Brewer police departments, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police assisted with the execution of search warrants and arrests.

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