BANGOR — During a federal court session Thursday afternoon, a Bangor woman accused of running a drug house decided against asking for bail.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Lizotte called Brenda Shaboski “the matriarch of one of Bangor’s most notorious drug houses,” as he asked for the judge to keep her in jail.
Lizotte also told the court drug use and abuse were a central part of her life so there was no way the government could agree to Shaboski’s release. He said until Shaboski could find a suitable place for her to live the government would seek to keep her detained.
Shaboski’s attorney, Jon Haddow, said they would not challenge the detention motion. He said they had been unsuccessful in locating housing for her. He said his client has agreed to be admitted into a substance abuse recovery program as soon space becomes available.
Court documents stated one month in 2020 Shaboski spent $70,000 on her own crack cocaine habit.
Federal Judge John Nivison granted the motion to detain Shaboski but said the issue could be revisited if housing for her became available.
Shaboski was arrested by federal agents last Wednesday and charged with operating a drug house and selling fentanyl.
The 65-year-old Union Street resident decided not to challenge the U.S. Attorney’s motion to keep her in jail.