Ellsworth woman faces drug-related charges

Posted June 04, 2010, at 10:09 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 12:09 p.m.

An Ellsworth woman was charged with operating under the influence of drugs on Thursday after reports of her driving erratically, Holden police Officer Chris Greeley said Friday.

Felicia Davis, 33, was stopped around 6 p.m. in Holden near the junction of Route 1A and South Road after other drivers reported that she had crossed the centerline numerous times while traveling north from Hancock County.

After Davis, who appeared jittery and had constricted pupils, admitted to Greeley that she was a marijuana smoker and produced a marijuana pipe, the officer searched her car and found a “dozen different prescription medications” that were prescribed to her. One of the bottles had a short straw, “which made me think she might be abusing her prescriptions,” Greeley said.

Maine State Police Trooper Mike Johnston assisted Greeley, who escorted Davis to Bangor Police Department so she could be tested by a drug recognition expert.

“It was determined she was under the influence of drugs,” Greeley said.

Davis was charged with sale and use of drug paraphernalia and operating under the influence of drugs.

Collecting the evidence to charge someone with operating under the influence of drugs is “much more complicated than a typical OUI,” Greeley said.

Davis, who was not arrested, has a scheduled court date in Bangor on June 24.