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MDEA Makes Big Drug Busts In Bangor and Augusta

8:57 AM, Jul 10, 2009   |    comments
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BANGOR (NEWS CENTER) -- Fourteen  people are facing drug charges after raids at motels in Bangor and Augusta. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says the raids follow  lengthy investigations that included undercover drug buys.

In Bangor, agents seized heroin, crack, cash, scales and drug ledgers. Three of the people busted are from New York and the rest are from the Bangor area.

The suspects are:

Antonia Gonzalez, 18, of Zerj, NY - Aggravated Trafficking Scheduled Drugs (school zone)

Rafael Brito, 22, of NYC - Aggravated Trafficking Scheduled Drugs (prior drug conviction)

Jessica Corzenza, 21, of NYC - Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs

Brooke Shirey, 26, of Bangor - Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs

Stephen Wood, 39, of Bangor - Aggravated Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs (school zone)

Dawn Wood, 38, of Bangor - Aggravated Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs (school zone)

Jessica Smock, 27, of Dedham, ME - Aggravated Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs (school zone), and violation of bail

Timothy Thorpe, 29, of Dedham, ME - Aggravated Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs (school zone), and violation of probation

The Augusta bust involved a Massachusetts-based organization allegedly selling heroin, crack cocaine and OxyContin from motel rooms in that city. Surveillance of these suspects over several weeks showed nearly daily trips between Augusta and Massachusetts, as well as retail distribution in Maine.

On Tuesday afternoon, search warrants were executed on two motel rooms, and agents seized ten grams of heroin valued at $2,400, 15 grams of cocaine valued at $1,500, 137 (80mg) OxyContin tablets valued at $13,700 and 75 (40 mg) OxyContin tablets valued at $3,650. Agents also seized $6,846 in cash, a 1997 Lexus and two handguns, one of which was loaded.

The following arrests were made:

Matthew Sullivan, 22, of Lynn, MA - Aggravated Trafficking Scheduled Drugs (firearm)

Andrew Mumbauer, 21, of Peabody, MA - Aggravated Trafficking Scheduled Drugs (firearm)

Daniel Sullivan, 25, of Lynn, MA - Trafficking Scheduled Drugs (and fugitive from justice)

Gordon Newton, 25, of Dorchester, MA - Trafficking Scheduled Drugs

Kathryn Bush, 24, of Farmington, NH - Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs

Ashlie Williams, 21, of Vassalboro, ME - Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs

US DEA also assisted MDEA with these arrests and is assisting with the ongoing investigation.

 

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