A Connecticut woman was arrested in Bangor last week after she allegedly brought more than 32 grams of crack cocaine to be sold in Maine.
Police also arrested two Indian Township people in connection with the case, a woman who allegedly planned to distribute the drugs and a man who was driving all three of them in Bangor on Nov. 29.
That afternoon, a Bangor police officer stopped the Jeep Cherokee all three people were riding in on Hammond Street. Ashonte M. Ellis, 29, of Waterbury, Connecticut, was eventually charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and criminal forfeiture.
Upon searching the Jeep, police allegedly found a green bag containing the drugs, along with $5,800 in Ellis’ backpack, according to court documents filed by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, which coordinated the arrest.
In a subsequent interview at the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, Ellis allegedly told police that she had taken a bus from Connecticut, sold the crack to the Indian Township woman for about $5,800 and planned to return to Connecticut that day, Special Agent Patricia McLaughlin said in the court files.
The woman who allegedly purchased the drugs, 31-year-old Skye E. Stevens, was charged with unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs and criminal forfeiture.
The officers stopped the car after receiving a tip from the Indian Township Police Department. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency also had previous information that Stevens allegedly bought narcotics from out-of-state dealers and sold them from her home, according to court files.
Police also arrested the driver, 30-year-old Horace S. Neptune Jr. of Indian Township, after allegedly finding crack cocaine on him. He was charged with violating bail conditions and operating after revocation.