Bangor Police have charged two Boston residents with trafficking in crack cocaine and seized thousands of dollars' worth of the drug.

MDEA's North Central Task Force worked in conjunction with the Bangor Police Department on an investigation into the importation and distribution of crack cocaine in Penobscot County. The investigation started earlier in the week with the arrest of 39-year-old Cedric Butler of Boston on crack cocaine-related offenses. He's being held at the Penobscot County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.

Following his arrest, investigators learned that people from out of state would be coming to the Bangor area in order to distribute crack cocaine in an attempt to raise the funds necessary to bail Butler out of jail. Late Friday night, a vehicle was located exiting I-95 onto Broadway and was stopped by Bangor Police. The driver, 24-year-old Kareena Khan of Boston, was found to be in possession of approximately 63 grams of crack cocaine that has a street value of $7,000. She was charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Crack Cocaine and taken to Penobscot County Jail, where bail was set at $12,000. A male passenger in the car has not been identified or charged, at this time.

If you have information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in Maine, you're urged to contact the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency office closest to you, or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.