3 New Bedford men charged in Maine drive-by shooting

3 New Bedford men charged in Maine drive-by shooting


SACO, Maine (WPRI) — Three New Bedford men have been charged in connection with a daytime drive-by shooting earlier this year in Maine, according to U.S. Attorney Darcie McElwee.

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Joshua Estrada, 19, Yancarlos Abrante, 20, and Jason Johnson-Rivera, 18, have each been charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, perpetrating a drive-by shooting and conspiracy.

McElwee said the men fired at least five rounds into another vehicle in Saco during a drug dispute back in February. The men are also accused of distributing cocaine in and around Saco and Biddeford for at least a month prior to the drive-by shooting.

Estrada was arrested in New Bedford on May 6 and faced a judge in Maine on Thursday, according to McElwee. She said Abrante and Johnson-Rivera are currently in custody on unrelated charges and will be arraigned in Maine sometime next week.