Wanted man faces aggravated drug trafficking charge

Posted Jan. 10, 2011, at 11:20 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 7:17 a.m.

A Brewer man wanted on an active warrant out of Hancock County was arrested Saturday night on charges of aggravated drug trafficking and violating conditions of his release from a prior arrest after Brewer police found him at a Brewer motel.

Michael Acosta, 28, who was taken to Penobscot County Jail after his arrest, was released on bail Monday after a court appearance at the Penobscot Judicial Center, Brewer police Cpl. Steve Boyd said Monday.

Boyd said that when police officers located Acosta at the Vacationland Inn, they could smell marijuana in the room he was renting. During a subsequent search, officers reportedly found a bag containing a substantial amount of marijuana as well as cash receipts related to an apparent marijuana sales operation.

The drug trafficking charge against Acosta was elevated to aggravated because the motel is located within 1,000 feet of First Apostolic Church of Brewer, which houses a school, Boyd said. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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Brewer police charged a Bangor man with furnishing liquor to a minor Saturday evening after receiving a report of suspicious activity underneath the Penobscot Bridge.

Summoned in connection with the incident was Matthew Joclyn, 21, Brewer police Cpl. Steve Boyd said Monday, citing a police report by Officer Rodney Gerald.

Boyd said that Jocyln and a 19-year-old man, who was not charged, came to the attention of police about 6:30 p.m. after a passer-by reported light and voices coming from under the bridge, which spans the Penobscot River between Brewer and Bangor.

When Gerald went to the bridge to investigate, he reportedly found Jocyln and the 19-year-old using a flashlight for illumination while drinking beer. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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