Years after Mike's arrest I came across an article in the Bangor Daily News by A. Jay Higgins. It said assistant US attorney prosecutor Pasquale Perrino was resigning his job because the Maine State Police were running the task force in Penobscot County and failed to coordinate their movements with the federal prosecutor's office. The article also said the prosecutor said the task force was  "set on a course aimed at apprehending petty drug users instead of mid-level to high-level traffickers" ... and that "It turns into a numbers situation. If you can show statistically that you've made X amount of deals you get more money and you get more support staff."