A Bangor woman arrested for drug trafficking in January has received one of the most significant sentences ever handed down as part of a State of Maine drug case.
From Maine State Police:
On Wednesday, October 18, 2023, following a 4-day jury trial in Bangor Unified Criminal Court, 41-year-old Angelena C. Quirion of Bangor was convicted on numerous aggravated drug trafficking offenses. These convictions stemmed from Quirion’s arrest by the Auburn Police Department on Thursday, January 20, 2022. At that time Auburn police officers seized a significant amount fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine from the vehicle she was in. The following day Friday, January 21, 2022, MDEA agents executed a search warrant on Quirion’s home in Bangor.. In total, the Auburn and Bangor investigation resulted in the seizure of 1,316 grams of methamphetamine, 1,206 grams of fentanyl, 247 grams of cocaine, over $30,000 in cash, 2 handguns and an AR 15 rifle.
The amount of fentanyl seized was over 201 times the amount of fentanyl (6 grams) required to trigger a 4-year mandatory-minimum jail sentence. The amount of methamphetamine seized was
over 13 times the amount of methamphetamine (100 grams) to trigger a 4-year mandatory-minimum jail sentence and the amount of cocaine seized was over twice the amount of cocaine (112 grams) needed to trigger the same 4-year mandatory-minimum sentence. The quantity of drugs seized during this investigation represent one of the most significant seizures, to date, in the State of Maine.
On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Quirion received one of the most significant sentences ever handed down as part of a State of Maine drug case. She was ordered by the court to a term of
imprisonment of 30 years with all but 25 years suspended, followed by 4 years of probation. It was the contention of investigators and prosecutors that Quirion’s motivation to traffic these
drugs was purely financial. Quirion had no prior felony record in the State of Maine.