Bronx-to-Maine crack cocaine conspiracy disrupted, agents say

BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has arrested three people who allegedly conspired with a New York City gang to trade guns for crack cocaine that then sold was in the Old Town area.

Darrell Crandall, who is a division commander for the MDEA, said the arrests this week were the result of a monthlong investigation that started after drug agents received tips about illegal activity at the home of 28-year-old Sarah Lemery of Bradley. Lemery and Jamel Slaughter, 28, of Bronx, N.Y., are charged with Class A aggravated trafficking in cocaine and possession of cocaine. A third person, Samuel Call, Lemery’s 39-year-old brother, is charged with Class B unlawful trafficking in cocaine.

According to a press release from Crandall, informants told law enforcement officers that Lemery was working with gang members to trade crack cocaine for handguns. Crandall would neither identify the gang

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