June 23, 2018
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Indian Island man, girlfriend facing felony drug charges

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — An Indian Island man and his Bangor girlfriend were arrested Wednesday on a variety of drug charges — including felony trafficking in crack cocaine — as the result of an investigation by state drug agents.

Robert Walker, 29, and Shauna Brown, 33, were arrested after a traffic stop by personnel from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Bangor Police Department, MDEA Division Commander Darrell Crandall said Friday.

During an ongoing investigation of alleged drug trafficking, MDEA agents earlier had purchased several grams of cocaine worth nearly $400 from Walker, Crandall said in a news release issued on behalf of MDEA Director Roy McKinney.

According to Crandall, the arrests took place Wednesday when MDEA agents and Bangor police stopped a vehicle driven by Brown, Crandall said.

Walker, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested without incident, he said. At the time of his arrest, MDEA agents seized an additional 55 grams of crack cocaine, 21 oxycodone tablets and assorted drug paraphernalia from Walker.

MDEA agents and Penobscot Indian Nation police then executed a search warrant at Walker’s home at 13 Down St. on Indian Island, where they seized small quantities of prescription drugs and psilocybin mushrooms, Crandall said.

Walker was charged with aggravated trafficking in crack cocaine, Crandall said. The trafficking charge was elevated to Class A felony status because of the quantity of cocaine that allegedly was in Walker’s possession. Walker also was charged with possession of oxycodone, a powerfully addictive prescription painkiller.

Brown was charged with Class B felony trafficking in crack cocaine because she assisted Walker with the alleged cocaine transactions, Crandall said.

Both suspects were taken to the Penobscot County Jail after their arrests and have since been released on bail set at $750 cash for Walker and $300 cash for Brown, Crandall and a jail official confirmed Friday.

The two are scheduled to make initial court appearances at the Penobscot Judicial Center in March, according to Penobscot County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy.

To report information about drug crimes, call MDEA at 800-452-6457 or visit its website at www.maine.gov/dps/mdea or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/maine.drug.enforcement.agency.

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