BANGOR, Maine — Five people were arrested and $20,000 worth of crack cocaine were seized after a traffic stop on South Park Street, according to officials.
Arrested were the following: Richard “Porter” Raymond, 23, of Boston; Lakeem “Santana” McFadden, 32, of Brockton, Massachusetts; Taleek “Peasley” or “Dante” McFadden, 27, of Brooklyn; Patrick Whipple, 37, of Bangor; and Katherine White, 63, of Hampden, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Peter Arno said.
Local drug agents and Bangor police have been investigating the distribution of crack cocaine and other drugs in the city over the course of several months, and the investigation included numerous undercover crack purchases, Arno said.
Late Thursday afternoon, a vehicle containing all five suspects was stopped on South Park Street, and 135 grams of crack; 8 grams of MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy; and $1,200 cash were seized from the vehicle, Arno said. The drugs in the vehicle were valued at $20,000.
All five suspects are facing multiple drug charges, according to Arno.
Raymond is facing two counts of aggravated crack trafficking, a Class A offense, and unlawful possession of schedule drugs, a Class B offense. Raymond also is wanted for vehicle theft in Massachusetts, and he has a prior drug conviction.
Lakeem McFadden is also facing a pair of Class A aggravated crack trafficking charges, and he, too, has a prior felony drug conviction.
Taleek McFadden is facing one charge of aggravated crack trafficking, and he is wanted out of New York on a federal probation warrant for cocaine trafficking.
Whipple, who has a prior felony drug conviction, is facing two charges of aggravated cocaine trafficking. White is accused of cocaine trafficking and a misdemeanor count of possessing a scheduled drug. According to BDN archives, Whipple’s rap sheet dates back to 2001.
All five suspects were scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. Friday.