March 20, 2018
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Mother, son charged with possessing pot


A mother and son from Bangor were caught in Brewer with drugs late Monday night and both were charged, Brewer police Capt. Jason Moffitt said Tuesday.

Brewer police Officer Liz Kelley stopped to check on what appeared to be a fight on North Main Street at around 10:50 p.m. and during her investigation reportedly detected the scent of marijuana.

Christopher Cook, 21, told Kelley that “he just smoked [pot] before coming to town,” Moffitt said, reading from the report. A subsequent search of his vehicle, which also smelled of marijuana, turned up a crushed marijuana cigarette under the front seat and “three bags of marijuana containing about 71 grams total.” Cook’s mother, Lynn Cook, 45, who is out on bail, was in the car.

A search of Lynn Cook’s purse turned up a small plastic bag with white residue that tested positive for cocaine, a bag containing pot and half-burned marijuana cigarettes and a pipe, Moffitt said.

She was arrested for violating her bail conditions and on charges of possession of drugs and sale and use of drug paraphernalia. Lynn Cook was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and remained there Tuesday night, a jail official said. Her son was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana. He was not ar-rested. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Hancock woman who was acting suspiciously in a Wilson Street store caught the attention of Brewer police Officer Liz Kelley early Tuesday morning, Capt. Jason Moffitt said Tuesday.

Jacyln Kane, 26, tried to purchase cigarettes but didn’t have identification to prove she was over age 18 so she left the store only to return and then leave again.

Kelly, who observed her from the parking lot, stopped Kane after she left the store and hit curbing when turning in to a nearby motel. During the investigation, Kane reportedly gave Kelly a pill bottle that contained Ativan for which she did not have a prescription. A search of her car reportedly turned up a marijuana pipe and a half-burned marijuana cigarette.

Kane was arrested on charges of operating after suspension, possession of diverted prescription drugs, possession of a usable amount of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

She was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and later released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


Bangor police who investigated a reported stabbing on Union Street late Monday have ruled no stabbing occurred and have closed the case, Sgt. Chip Hodges said Monday.

Bangor police were called to a Union Street residence about 9:15 p.m. after an assault was reported.

Investigating officers believe the wounds were self-inflicted and closed the case, he said.

“This is considered to be a mental health issue and no charges are pending,” Hodges said in a statement. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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