County man faces drug trafficking charge

Posted June 11, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Caribou man faces a drug trafficking charge after his arrest last weekend, according to police.

Alleged drug activity involving Joel Gomez-Perez had been investigated by drug agents for the last several months, according to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Cmdr. Peter Arno.

During the investigation, MDEA agents learned that Gomez-Perez was responsible for the importation of cocaine from Massachusetts into Maine, according to Arno.

On June 7, Gomez-Perez boarded a bus in the Bangor area after purchasing a round-trip ticket to Boston, and drug agents believed he would be returning with drugs ready for redistribution, Arno said.

Early that evening, Gomez-Perez was taken into custody when his northbound bus returned to the Bangor area and 2 ounces of cocaine worth $5,000 reportedly was seized from him.

Gomez-Perez was charged with trafficking in Schedule W drugs and brought to the Penobscot County Jail.

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