Bradford man faces multiple drug possession charges

Posted Aug. 28, 2009, at 10:39 p.m.

A Bradford man who was walking down Union Street in Bangor early Friday morning was recognized by an officer driving by as someone with an outstanding warrant.

After arresting Ryan Orton, 25, for the warrant at around 1:40 a.m., police searched him and found several types of drugs and a switchblade knife, Sgt. Chip Hodges of the Bangor Police Department said Friday.

“During the search a baggie with pills was found, a switchblade, [and] another baggie with a dark, hard substance believed to be hash,” Hodges said. Orton was also found with 29 tabs of LSD.

Orton was charged with unlawful furnishing in LSD, possession of hashish, possession of ecstasy and possession of mushrooms, along with trafficking in dangerous knives. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Friday night, a jail official said.

The LSD furnishing charge is a Class C felony and carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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Employees of Bangor Savings Bank on Hammond Street called police Thursday evening to report someone hiding in the bushes near the bank. When police arrived at around 6 p.m. they found a Bangor transient who is from Massachusetts stealing power, Sgt. Chip Hodges said on Friday.

Benton Grant, 43, “was using an outdoor power plug to charge his Palm Pilot” and was charged with theft of services, Hodges said. Grant also was given a trespassing warning and told to leave the area. He was not arrested. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A 27-year-old Bangor man was arrested for an outstanding warrant after someone called police Thursday afternoon to report that two men were skateboarding on Harlow Street near the library, Sgt. Chip Hodges said on Friday.

Nicholas Robichaud was taken to Penobscot County Jail after his arrest at about 4:50 p.m. Thursday. He was released after appearing in court Friday. His warrant was for an unpaid fine. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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