Maine Gov. Paul LePage claimed this week that he keeps a binder with names and faces of drug dealers arrested in his state, adding that more than 90 percent of them are black and Hispanic.

The moment occurred Wednesday evening during a town hall meeting in North Berwick, Maine.

"I don't ask them to come to Maine to sell their poison, but they come," the Republican governor said, referring to out-of-state drug dealers.

"And I will tell you, that 90-plus percent of those pictures in my book — and it's a three-ring binder — are black and Hispanic people from Waterbury, Connecticut, the Bronx, and Brooklyn," he said.

The governor's remarks came in response to a question regarding controversial comments he made earlier this year when he warned that out-of-state drug dealers were coming to Maine to spread crime and impregnate young, white women.

"The traffickers — these aren't people that take drugs. These are guys with that are named D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty, these types of guys, that come from Connecticut and New York," he said in January at a town hall meeting in Bridgton, Maine.

"They come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we that we've go to deal with down the road," the governor said.

LePage apologized later for his comments.

"I was going impromptu, and my brain didn't catch up to my mouth. Instead of 'Maine women,' I said 'white women,"' he told reporters.

In reference to the out-of-state drug dealers, he added, "I don't know where they're from. I don't know if they're white, black, Asian."

LePage has been in the spotlight recently for both his comments on drug dealers, as well as for his involvement in the campaign of Republican nominee Donald Trump, who he endorsed in the GOP primary.

"I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular. So I think I should support him because we're one of the same cloth," the governor said in February. "I think he could be one of the greatest presidents if he sits down and puts together a good team."

Trump's state campaign director, Christie-Lee McNally, announced this week that LePage's daughter, Lauren, had been tapped as the campaign's coalitions coordinator in the Pine Tree State.

"We have assembled a strong team of campaign staffers that is committed to building the grassroots enthusiasm that we saw in the primary that will turn out the votes that we need to win Maine in November," McNally said.

"Maine voters we hear from understand that Hillary Clinton represents a third Obama term, while the Trump-Pence campaign of tougher law enforcement, stopping illegal immigration and bringing back jobs is resonating strongly across the battleground states," she said.

Spokespersons for the governor did not respond immediately to the Washington Examiner's request for comment.