Bangor Police and Maine Drug Enforcement Agents arrested five people on drug charges Thursday evening.

The arrests were the result of a year-long investigation into drug trafficking organizations in the Bangor area. Five people were charged in separate federal complaints:

  • Mario Lee, age 40 of Bangor, arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with four counts of distribution of heroin.
  • Kliton Xhemali, age 34 of Bangor, arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with two counts of distribution of cocaine.
  • Antonio Gordon, age 32 of Bangor, arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with three counts of distribution of cocaine base (crack).
  • Syrian Baldwin, age 29 of Bangor, arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with two counts of distribution of cocaine base (crack).
  • Tawana Greene, age 23 of Bangor, arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging her with two counts of distribution of cocaine base (crack).

For the drug distribution charges, each defendant faces up to twenty years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, or both. DEA Special Agent in Charge Michael J. Ferguson said in a press release that the arrests "demonstrate the strength and continued commitment of our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to work together to address a continuing drug problem in the Bangor area."