Man charged with selling fake drugs

Posted July 12, 2010, at 11:27 p.m.

Bangor police arrested a Pennsylvania man early Saturday morning after receiving a tip that he was selling drugs at Barnaby’s on Odlin Road.

While Glenwood Brown, 31, of Columbia, Pa., did have a small plastic bag containing a usable amount of marijuana stuffed down his underwear, the white powdery substance he allegedly tried to pass off as cocaine did not test positive for that drug, Bangor police Lt. Jeff Millard said Monday.

The substance also did not test positive for LSD or any other drug known to police, Millard said, citing a police report. Millard said that a sample would be sent to a laboratory for further testing.

In addition to being charged with marijuana possession, Brown was charged with trafficking in imitation scheduled drugs. After his arrest, Brown was taken to Penobscot County Jail. He since has been released on bail, Millard said.

The arrest was made about 1 a.m. after police received a tip that Brown was at the club offering patrons cocaine, acid and marijuana, Millard said.

“We got information that he might be offering drugs inside the bar,” Millard said.

The tip came from an off-duty police officer who was at the club with a law enforcement colleague.

“He approached the officer and asked if he wanted to buy some drugs,” Millard said.

When Bangor police officers caught up with Brown, they reportedly found four packets of powder on his person and pot in his underwear.

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A Bangor transient was arrested Sunday night after an Everett Street homeowner found him in the house and called police, who caught up with the suspect on Ohio Street after a brief search.

David Frederick Dean Jr., 32, initially was charged with burglary, theft and criminal trespass, Bangor police Lt. Jeff Millard said Monday. When Penobscot County Jail personnel found oxycodone and other drugs on Dean’s person while booking him, three drug possession charges were added to the list, which also included four outstanding warrants.

After an initial appearance Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center, all but the theft and burglary charges were dismissed, a jail official said. Dean remained behind bars Monday night. He was being held on $500 bail and the four warrants.

At the time of his arrest, Dean had “a bag full of objects” that included tools that police believe might have been stolen in recent burglaries in the area. Dean also reportedly had the Everett Street homeowner’s checkbook in his pocket.

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