A Connecticut man was arrested in Bangor on Thursday night after allegedly bringing at least $25,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine to sell in Maine.
Police arrested Jason Pete, 37, of Waterbury, Connecticut, after locating his rental vehicle, which he was driving north on Interstate 95 and trailing it to a Bangor home, Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said in a release.
Before then, Bangor police and members of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency had been investigating Pete for about a week and determined that he was allegedly bringing drugs from his hometown to be distributed in Bangor, according to McCausland.
After following Pete to the home, McCausland said, “Agents and Bangor Police searched Pete and the vehicle seizing over 900 individual bags of suspected heroin, along with thirteen grams of cocaine base (crack) and $700 in cash.”
Pete was charged with aggravated trafficking in heroin and cocaine base, both class A felonies. He also was violating probation conditions in Maine for an earlier charge of drug trafficking, McCausland said.
Pete remained at the Penobscot County Jail on Friday afternoon.
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