June 21, 2018
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Bangor woman faces pair of drug charges

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

A Bangor woman was arrested last weekend when city police determined she was driving after her license was suspended. She also was charged with a felony drug violation after she was searched at jail.

The trouble for Cara May Hussey, 28, who since has been released on bail, began when a city police officer saw a red Jeep Cherokee on Union Street on Saturday afternoon that matched the description of a vehicle that had left the scene of a recent assault, Bangor police Sgt. Larry Weber said Wednesday night.

In the Jeep was a man police believed matched a description of Troy Bryant, who was wanted on a warrant. Bryant, whose age and hometown weren’t available, was taken to Penobscot County Jail. He since has been released, a jail official said.

During a search of the Jeep, police found a small bag of white powder, some of which was smeared on Hussey’s seat. The powder tested positive for cocaine, which led to a drug possession charge for her.

Though she allegedly denied having any other drugs in her possession, Hussey was charged with trafficking in prison contraband, a felony, after corrections officers found a marijuana bud, a digital scale and nine empty baggies with most containing white powder residue in her purse, and eight half-gram baggies containing white powder hidden in her bra during a search at the jail.

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