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Former Maine music club owner faces cocaine charge

September 10, 2013
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The former owner of a live music venue in Portland, Maine, has been ordered held without bail in New York on a charge of conspiracy to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine.

In an order filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Syracuse, N.Y., U.S. Magistrate Judge Therese Wiley Dancks writes that the evidence appears to show that 35-year-old Robert Evon was involved in an international drug-smuggling operation involving the importation of about 77 kilograms — nearly 170 pounds — of cocaine through several states and Canada.

Evon was arrested in Maine on July 31. He pleaded not guilty Aug. 28 in federal court in New York.

The Portland Press Herald ( reports that Evon owned the Port City Music Hall in downtown Portland before selling it this year


Information from: Portland Press Herald,



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