As part of a month-long investigation into the importation and distribution of crack cocaine in Penobscot County, MDEA’s North Central Task Force in Bangor, working with Bangor Police and Penobscot County Sheriff’s office have made four arrests.

Charged with trafficking crack cocaine are 24 year old Jason Arnold, 28 year old Tyler Smith, 29 year old Rickey Johnson Jr, all from Detroit, Michigan,  and 29 year old Derek Auger of Brewer.

MDEA agents have investigated the four for the past month and the investigation culminated with a search of Auger’s vehicle after it was stopped in Hermon Friday,  and a residence on Pier Street in Bangor.  Agents seized approximately 15 grams of crack cocaine and $4,000 in suspected drug proceeds.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests could take place.  As of Tuesday afternoon, all four were still being held at the Penobscot Jail in lieu of bail.