MDEA agents, Bangor police find $21,000 of drugs, baby in car

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted Nov. 21, 2011, at 3:12 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Local police and state drug agents recorded another big bust when a traffic stop Friday led to the discovery of $21,000 worth of illicit drugs, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said Monday.

MDEA supervisor Brad Johnston said MDEA officals received tips that four people were smuggling and selling heroin and oxycodone from Bangor motel rooms, and drug agents subsequently contacted Bangor police to investigate.

The investigation led to the arrests of Brittany Umbro, 23, of Bangor, Dawn McCullough, 31, of Glenburn, Colby Hanlon, 26, of New Hampshire and Orbria Turner, 38, of New Jersey.

A search of their car turned up an ounce of heroin and 229 oxycodone pills, police said.

Agents said a 3-month-old baby was also in the back seat of the Lincoln Navigator when police stopped it, and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services was called in.

“We had the vehicle under surveillance; we were ready for the vehicle to be stopped,” said Johnston.

All four suspects are being held at the Penobscot County Jail and are facing charges of aggravated trafficking in heroin, a Class A felony, and trafficking in oxycodone, a Class B felony.

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