Three Arrests in Penobscot County Result in Drug Seizure Following Extensive Investigation


Three Penobscot County men were arrested Tuesday, November 7, 2030 in connection with a drug trafficking investigation that resulted in the seizure of a significant amount of cocaine, suspected drug proceeds and firemarms.  During an investigation over the past several months, investigators identified 28 year old Chase Kane of Bangor as a main suspect in this trafficking organization.

Early Tuesday morning, a vehicle operated by Kane was stopped on I-95 near Newport.  With Kane was 27 year old Benjamin Hughes of Brewer.  A serch of the Kane vehicle resulted in the discovery of over four (4) pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value in excess of $200,000,  Both were transported to the Penobscot County Jail where they were charged with Class A Agggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (cocaine).  Addidtionaly, Kane was charged with Violations of Release.

Following the arrest, investigators executed a search warrant at 315 Griffin Road in Bangor.  During the search, agents seized more illicit drugs, firearms and cash.  Arrested during the search was 30 year old Hayden Taylor, of Brewer, after he was found to be in possession of a backpack containing cocaine, $3,000. in suspected drug proceeds and a loaded semi-automatic handgun.  Taylor is a convicted felon and prohibited from carrying firearms.  Taylor was subsequently transportd to the Penobscot County Jail where he was charged.  All three (3) are currently held at the Penobscot County Jail and are anticipated to make an initial appearance at criminal court today.