Domestic dispute leads to drug arrest

Posted Dec. 07, 2010, at 11:22 p.m.

A Bangor woman who was upset with the amount of drugs her boyfriend was using got into a fight with him Monday night, then gave police all of his drug paraphernalia, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

Police received a report of a domestic fight on Essex Street around 8:45 p.m. and found the boyfriend, Seth Martin, 21, sitting on the front steps.

When Officer Jason Stuart went inside the house to interview the 20-year-old girlfriend about the fight, “she immediately started pulling out drug paraphernalia and making statements” about Martin’s drug use, Edward said. “She was really upset with the boyfriend about all the drug stuff.”

The girlfriend pulled out a baggie with cocaine residue, scales, pipes, needles, rolling papers and other drug-related items, the sergeant said.

Martin was arrested and charged with possession of drugs. He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and remained there Tuesday afternoon, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A 19-year-old Lincoln man was arrested on several charges over the weekend after leading police on a brief high-speed chase through his hometown.

Jacob Langley now faces charges of criminal operating under the influence, failure to stop for law enforcement officers and driving to endanger, Lincoln police Officer John Walsh said Tuesday.

Walsh said that Langley came to the attention of Lincoln police shortly before midnight Friday when he was spotted traveling up West Broadway at speeds estimated as high as 60 mph despite the posted speed limit of 35 mph.

After a Lincoln police officer activated his cruiser’s lights and siren and began pursuit, Langley turned off onto Park Avenue. He allegedly drove to the end of that road, reaching speeds estimated at 80 mph, then turned around and headed back toward the center of town. The officer turned around and continued the pursuit, Walsh said.

Langley then turned onto a dirt road that loops back to West Broadway and headed for Interstate 95, Walsh said.

Langley didn’t quite make it, Walsh said. Before he could get onto the interstate, he drove over a median strip, ripping the exhaust system out of his car, which brought his sprint to an abrupt end, Walsh said. Langley was arrested by Maine State Police Trooper Thomas Fiske less than 10 minutes after the episode began.

A male who was a passenger in Langley’s car was not charged, Walsh said. Langley, who was taken to Penobscot County Jail after his arrest, since has been released on bail, a jail official said. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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