BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Bronx, New York man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly failing to appear on aggravated trafficking charges.
Maine Drug Enforcement agents had been trafficking Alexander Mercado's location for the past several weeks. The charges he is facing involved distribution of oxycontin in areas of Penobscot and Hancock County, said the MDEA. On Tuesday evening, they arrested him and allegedly seized $47,000 and a false State of Maine I.D. He was charged with forgery.
Mercado made an initial court appearance Wednesday and for the failure to appear on drug trafficking charges, bail was set at $300,00 with one surety or $100,000 cash. For the forgery charge, bail was set at $25,000 cash.
Mercado is at the Penobscot County Jail.