POLICE BEAT

UM student’s lost purse leads to drug charges

Posted Feb. 03, 2011, at 11:29 p.m.

A University of Maine student who left her purse at Hilltop Commons later was charged for what was found inside, university spokesman Joe Carr said on Thursday.

“Inside the purse police found a usable amount of marijuana and a pill believed to be [the street drug] Ecstasy,” he said.

Danielle Caron, age unknown, was charged with possession of drugs and possession of a usable amount of marijuana, Carr said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A 17-year-old Old Town boy was stopped on King Street on Wednesday night for driving a vehicle with an obstructed license plate and during the traffic stop police discovered he was operating with a suspended license, Sgt. Travis Roy said on Thursday.

The teen driver told police at around 6:25 p.m. that he was going to pick up his mother from work, who also has a suspended driver’s license, the sergeant said.

“The owner of the car, who arrived in a taxi, [also] had a suspended driver’s license,” Roy said. “They both left in the taxi.”

The teenager, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was charged with driving with a suspended license, Roy said.

Another, licensed driver came back in the same taxi and drove the car away, Roy said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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