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Deer Isle pair and Bronx, NY man arrested in crack cocaine bust

From Maine Drug Enforcement Agency:

As part of a joint investigation with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, MDEA’s Downeast District Task Force based in Ellsworth, has arrested a Bronx, New York man and two residents of Deer Isle and charged them with trafficking in crack cocaine. Seized were approximately 150 grams of crack cocaine, with an estimated street value of $25,000, as well as some $9000 in suspected drug proceeds.

For the past several months, MDEA working closely with the Hancock County Deputies, have been investigating a group responsible for the importation of crack cocaine and other drugs into the Deer Isle and Stonington areas of Hancock County. This investigation included the undercover purchase of crack cocaine. Last night, MDEA agents, along with Hancock Deputies, searched the home of Michael Brown and Shannon Gray on Horseshoe Lane in Deer Isle. Also there was Barry Glover of the Bronx, New York.

The trio was arrested —

  1. Barry Glover– 19, of the Bronx, New York. Glover has been charged with Class “A” Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (crack). His bail has been set at $200,000 cash.
  1. Shannon Gray– 32, of Deer Isle. Gray has been charged with Class “A” Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (crack cocaine). Her bail has been set at $5,000 cash.
  1. Michael Brown– 39, of Deer Isle. Brown has been charged with Class “A” Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (crack cocaine).  His bail was set at $5,000 cash

The above charges were aggravated due to the amount of drugs that were seized.

This is the second time in a week that major sources for the supply of drugs in Hancock County have been apprehended and their distribution network disrupted. Sheriff Scott Kane and MDEA Director Roy McKinney said the work will continue to stem the flow of illicit drugs to the county and both acknowledge there is more work to be done.

All three are being held at the Hancock County Jail and are scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow in the Ellsworth Unified Court..


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