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MDEA agents arrest Bangor man after buying oxycodone from him twice

Posted July 18, 2012, at 4:47 p.m.
Last modified July 18, 2012, at 6:58 p.m.
Craig W. Demarest
Penobscot County Jail
Craig W. Demarest

BANGOR, Maine — Agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency purchased oxycodone from a Bangor man two times earlier this year and now have charged him with felony drug trafficking, according to Darrell Crandall, MDEA division commander for northern Maine.

Craig W. Demarest, 31, of Third Street first sold oxycodone to an undercover agent on Feb. 15 at the Circle K on Main Street and agents were able to make a second purchase of the diverted painkiller again from him on March 14, this time at Shaw’s grocery store on Main Street, according to Crandall.

“On July 9, 2012, agents followed Demarest from his residence at 97 Third St. in Bangor, driving his Honda SUV [and] had Bangor PD stop Demarest,” Crandall said. “He was arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful trafficking in oxycodone.”

Demarest was taken to the Penobscot County Jail. He faces up to 10 years behind bars and a fine of up to $20,000 for each of the drug trafficking charges, if convicted.

He was convicted of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug in December 2006, and ordered to pay a $500 fine, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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