BANGOR, Maine — Two of three people arrested Thursday in Bangor on drug charges remained Tuesday at the Penobscot County Jail unable to post cash bails.
Wanda Wyman, 53, of Bangor and Monique Nichols, 24, of Hudson were charged with aggravated heroin trafficking, a Class A felony, according to a previously published report.
Wyman made her first court appearance Friday when bail was set at $7,500. Nichols was released Thursday on $2,000 cash bail, according to jail personnel before making her first court appearance.
The two allegedly were returning to Bangor after a trip to New York to pick up a half-pound of heroin for resale. Bangor police and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents stopped the women’s vehicle at 2 a.m. Thursday as it exited Interstate 95 onto Hammond Street. The seized drugs are worth $60,000 and are equivalent to 2,300 doses. About $1,000 in cash also was seized.
In an unrelated case, Eric Maia, 24, of Waterbury, Connecticut, remained Tuesday at the jail unable to post $20,000 cash bail. He also appeared before a judge Friday.
MDEA agents executed a search warrant early Thursday at his motel room on Odlin Road and allegedly found more than 20 grams of heroin and several grams of crack cocaine worth $5,000, according to a previously published report.
Maia was charged with trafficking in heroin and crack cocaine.
The defendants are scheduled to appear in court again in April.
If convicted as charged, all three face up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.