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MDEA arrests Bangor man on oxycodone trafficking charge

Posted May 06, 2011, at 9:59 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Maine Drug Enforcement Agency personnel arrested a Sanford Street man last week on a felony drug trafficking charge after he reportedly sold prescription painkillers to an undercover agent.

As of Friday, John David Clark III, 27, remained at Penobscot County Jail unable to make bail, MDEA Division Commander Darrell Crandall confirmed.

Clark’s arrest followed an alleged drug transaction that occurred on March 16 on Ohio Street in Bangor, Crandall said. He said Clark sold an MDEA agent 52 oxycodone pills for $220.

On Monday of last week, a uniformed Bangor Police Department officer made a routine traffic stop and found Clark was in the vehicle, Crandall said. The officer knew that Old Town police Officer Lori Renzullo, who is on assignment with MDEA, was looking for Clark to arrest him for drug trafficking, and contacted her.

Renzullo went to the stop scene and arrested Clark, who was charged with the Class B felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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