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Two of three people arrested in Bangor on drug charges remain jailed

Two of three people arrested in Bangor on drug charges remain jailed

Two of three people arrested last Thursday in Bangor on drug charges remained as of Tuesday at the Penobscot County Jail as they failed to post cash bails.

Wanda Wyman, a 53-year-old resident of Bangor and Monique Nichols, a 24-year-old resident of Hudson, were arrested and charged with aggravated heroin trafficking, a Class A felony. In a separate case, 24-year-old Eric Maia of Waterbury, Connecticut, was arrested in the city on drug charges.

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Mars Hill woman pleads guilty to federal charge of bath salts distribution

Mars Hill woman pleads guilty to federal charge of bath salts distribution

A Mars Hill woman accused of selling bath salts pleaded guilty on Monday to a federal charge of conspiracy to possess and distribute bath salts, a sort of synthetic drugs with mood-altering and stimulant properties.
U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced on Monday that 45-year-old Leda Giggey pleaded guilty the federal charge in U.S. District Court in Bangor, admitting that she possessed the banned substances with intent to sell them.

Prosecutors told the judge that Giggey ‘knowingly’ and ‘intentionally’ participated in the conspiracy.

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Maine man arrested in connection with teen’s murder 35 years ago

Maine man arrested in connection with teen’s murder 35 years ago

Maine State Police confirmed on Sunday that a 55-year-old registered sex offender was taken into custody in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old girl more than three and a half decades ago.

State police officials said Philip Fournier of East Millinocket was arrested last Friday after being accused in the beating death of the teenager girl Joyce McLain. Fournier, who is now 55, was 19 at the time of the alleged crime.

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Augusta bar owner charged with assault, illegal gang activity

Augusta bar owner charged with assault, illegal gang activity

A downtown Augusta bar’s owner has been arrested and charged assault and illegal street gang activity for his alleged role in a fight at another local bar, police officials confirmed.

Adrian Estrada, the owner of bar called ‘The Loft,’ was taken into custody for on 20th of February for allegedly playing a role in a bar fight.

A warrant issued against Estrada and some other members of the Steel Horsemen Motorcycle Club alleges that these people beat a man in the parking lot of the Silver Bullet Lounge, on Milledgeville Road, in Augusta, because the victim was wearing the wrong vest.

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SUV driver mistakenly fleeing patrol car hits & kills Auburn woman

SUV driver mistakenly fleeing patrol car hits & kills Auburn woman

A 44-year-old Auburn woman was hit and killed by a SUV earlier this week as the driver mistakenly fleeing a patrol car lost control of his vehicle, police officials said.

According to Auburn police, a felon wanted on a state Department of Corrections warrant thought he was being chased by police last Wednesday night when he lost control of his vehicle and ran up onto a sidewalk outside the Muckleshoot Casino.

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Families of 3 Maine crew members settle ‘wrongful death claims’ with ship owner

Families of 3 Maine crew members settle ‘wrongful death claims’ with ship owner

The families of three Maine crew members, who lost their lives when the cargo ship El Faro sank in October last year, have finally reached a settlement with the ship’s owner, recently filed court documents revealed.

According to the documents filed in the U.S. District Court of Florida, the families of three deceased crew members agreed to settle the wrongful death claims by accepting at least $500,000 from TOTE Services, the ship’s owner.

The families of Michael Holland, Dylan Meklin and Danielle Randolph will also be paid for the economic losses they suffered due to the accident.

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Two Bangor area women arrested for drug trafficking

Two Bangor area women arrested for drug trafficking

Two Bangor area women were arrested Thursday morning and charged with distribution of drugs, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Peter Arno confirmed.

The two women were identified as 24-year-old Monique Nichols of Hudson and 53-year-old Wanda Wyman of Bangor. State drug agents seized half a pound of heroin from the women that they brought from New York to sell in Bangor.

Arno explained that half a pound of heroine was equivalent to 2,300 doses, valued at around $60,000. Both women are now facing a charge of aggravated drug trafficking, which is a Class A felony.

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