From Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Peter Arno:
“Bangor, Maine, – A second Brooklyn, NY man was arrested in Bangor last night (1/25) following an investigation into the distribution of cocaine base or “crack” in the greater Bangor area. Tylee Felder was arrested earlier in the week as part of this same investigation. MDEA was assisted in this investigation by the New York City Police Department.
Tylee Felder, 21 YOA of Brooklyn, New York was arrested this past Monday (1/23) in Bangor after it was discovered that he was bringing crack cocaine, by bus, from New York to Bangor for re-sale. In a continuation of this investigation, agents assigned to MDEA’s North Central Office in Bangor determined an associate of Felder’s was likely on his way to Bangor, also by bus, with more crack cocaine. Additionally, agents learned that this crack cocaine was likely going to be sold in order to help raise funds in order to bail Felder out of jail. The court set bail on Felder this week at $25000 in cash.
Late last night (1/25), agents identified a man getting off a commercial bus on Union Street in Bangor who matched the description of the suspect they believed to be associated with Felder. This individual got into the front seat of an awaiting pick-up. MDEA agents, assisted by the Bangor Police Department, stopped this vehicle a short distance from the bus station.
Agents identified the front seat passenger as Temaur Murdaugh AKA: “Butta”, 19 YOA of Brooklyn, New York. Following a search of Murdaugh, MDEA investigators located and seized approximately 1 ounce of crack cocaine. Street value of the crack seized was approximately $3000. Murdaugh was transported to the Penobscot County Jail where he was charged with Class B Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (cocaine base). Bail for Murdaugh was set at $50,000 cash. A mug shot is available from the jail.
If you have information concerning drug trafficking in your community, you are urged to contact your local law enforcement agency or the closest MDEA task force office. You may also call MDEA and leave a message on MDEA’s tip-line at 1-800- 452-6457.”