On Saturday, June 7, Maine Drug Enforcement Agents arrested Joel Gomez-Perez on felony drug trafficking charges in Bangor.
For the past several months, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast Task Force based in Ellsworth has been investigating the drug trafficking activities of Gomez-Perez. Through this investigation, agents learned that Gomez-Perez was responsible for the importation of cocaine into the State of Maine from Massachusetts. This past Saturday, June 7th, Gomez-Perez boarded a commercial passenger bus in the Bangor area after purchasing a round trip ticket to Boston. It was believed that Gomez-Perez would be returning with drugs for re-distribution in this state.
Early Saturday evening, Gomez-Perez was apprehended by investigators when the bus he was on returned to the Bangor area. Seized from Gomez-Perez was approximately two (2) ounces of cocaine with a street value of $5000.
Gomez-Perez is 37 years old and currently shows an address in Caribou. Previously, Gomez-Perez lived in Hancock County. Following his arrest, Gomez-Perez was transported to the Penobscot County Jail where he was charged with Class B Trafficking in Schedule W drugs (cocaine).
MDEA was assisted in this investigation by the Bangor Police Department. This investigation is continuing.