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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Final Defendant Pleads Guilty in New Haven to Bangor Drug Conspiracy Case

Contact: Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Wendell White, 52, of Rumford, Maine (formerly of Bangor) pleaded guilty today U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as crack. 

Between about January 2010 and August 2013, the defendant conspired with Christian Turner, a/k/a “P” and Rodrigo Ramirez, a/k/a “Rico” and others to distribute over 280 grams of crack cocaine throughout the greater Bangor area. The drugs were obtained in the New Haven, Connecticut area and transported to the Bangor area by others. The defendant obtained the drugs from Turner and Ramirez and sold it for $100 per gram and $50 per half-gram. He also allowed Turner, Ramirez and others to use his apartment on Sanford Street in Bangor as a place where crack could be sold and used. Members of the conspiracy from New Haven included members of the Red Side Guerilla Brims, a violent street gang affiliated with the Almighty Blood Nation, a national street gang.

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and between three years and life on supervised release.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency; the New Haven Office of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated July 28, 2016