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Mayer Back in Jail 

Michael Mayer of Jupiter, Florida, and Costa Rica, appeared in U.S. District Court in Bangor Thursday.

The 55-year-old Mayer was indicted nearly a year ago, but the indictment was sealed until March, when co-defendants in the Lincoln and Lee area were arrested.

Mayer pleading not guilty to federal drug charges.

The number of defendants in the case now totals 18, several have already pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.