BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It was Bangor's triple homicide case last year that gave Maine Drug Enforcement agents some added perspective into the region's growing drug problem.
"This first significant event that caused us to pause and was sort of indicative of what we are seeing now with out-of-state drug traffickers coming into the state of Maine. These out-of-state drug traffickers bring a different level of violence," said Peter Arno, MDEA Commander.
It's a problem that is very much prevalent, and on March 11, MDEA and Bangor Police arrested three men from New Haven, Connecticut and charged them with selling heroin and crack cocaine. After an 18-month investigation, police arrested 25-year-old Miguel Nonossi, 30-year-old Ymmar Dockery and 26-year-old Marguis Hines on aggravated drug trafficking charges.