Mass. man arrested after allegedly dropping bag of cocaine at Bangor nightclub

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 15, 2012, at 10:26 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A man from Brockton, Mass., was arrested Friday after he accidentally dropped a bag of cocaine on the floor of Diamonds Gentleman’s Club, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Lakeem S. McFadden, 29, was in the Harlow Street nightclub at about 10:30 p.m. when an employee saw him drop the drugs, the sergeant said. He was arrested and charged with felony aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

“McFadden was walking to the restroom when he dropped the bag with white substance on the floor,” Edwards said in a statement. “An employee walking right behind him noticed this and took the bag to the office. Management deemed it looked suspicious and called police.”

Shortly after dropping the bag, McFadden noticed his mistake.

“He was missing it ,and he was actually wondering where it was and started questioning staff,” Edwards said. “He didn’t know they had called the police.”

Officer Brandon Vafiades was the first to arrive and started questioning McFadden. Meanwhile, backup Officers John Robinson and Taylor Bagley, who is a member of the department’s Special Enforcement Team, arrived to interview staff and test the substance to see what it was. According to Edwards, Bagley identified the substance as cocaine.

“The report says there was 9.2 grams of it. It was rock cocaine,” Edwards said.

McFadden was arrested and taken to the Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Monday afternoon, a jail official said. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison.

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