June 19, 2018
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Litchfield man arrested on drug, other charges at Circle K

A 20-year-old Litchfield man was arrested on several charges Thursday night after he caught the eye of a Holden police officer at the Circle K convenience store on U.S. Route 1A.

The trouble for Jesse Morey began about 11:30 p.m., when Holden police Officer Chris Greeley spotted a car in the store’s parking lot that had a burned-out license plate light and an expired inspection sticker, Holden Police Chief Gene Worcester said Friday, citing an arrest report.

As Greeley approached, he saw the male driver and female passenger attempting to switch places. When questioned, Morey initially identified himself as “Joseph Morey” and provided a date of birth that would have made him almost three years older, Worcester said.

On further questioning, Morey provided his real name, Worcester said. Worcester said the police report indicated that Morey said he provided a fake name because his driver’s license was under suspension. Morey was charged with operating after suspension.

Morey racked up additional charges after Greeley found three pills — two oxycodone and the third a synthetic version of the painkiller — in a small silver cylindrical container that Morey reportedly tossed under the car in an apparent attempt to hide it from Greeley. Greeley noted that the container was warm to the touch when he picked it up, Worcester said, adding that Morey admitted it was his.

Because Morey had no prescription for the painkillers and tried to hide them, he was charged with possession of scheduled drugs and falsifying physical evidence. When police reportedly found a small bag of marijuana and paraphernalia in Morey’s backpack, he also was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Morey, who was taken to the county lockup after his arrest, since has been released on bail. His female companion was not charged, Worcester said. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)


Brewer police arrested a man who was wanted by Bangor police after he and a female friend were found Thursday night allegedly smoking pot in a public park after sundown.

The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m., when Brewer police Officer Amy Nickerson saw a car in Indian Trail Park, which is closed to the public after sunset, Brewer police Sgt. Anthony Pinette said Friday. When Nickerson approached to investigate, she found Michael Dunphy, 26, and Jodi Newell, 32, both of Bangor, in the vehicle. She also detected the aroma of burning marijuana, Pinette said.

When Nickerson ran the suspects’ names through a law enforcement database, she learned that Dunphy was wanted for violation of a protection order and placed him under arrest. Dunphy also was charged with tampering with physical evidence after he allegedly tried to conceal marijuana by grinding it into the car’s carpeting. A drug-detecting dog thwarted that attempt, Pinette said. The tampering charge led to a charge of violating the conditions of his release.

Newell was summoned for possession of a usable amount of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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