Brooks traffic stop ends in drug charges

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 08, 2011, at 9:09 p.m.

BROOKS, Maine — A Jackson woman was arrested Monday when a police dog sniffed out a stash of pills in her purse.

Angela Patterson, 33, had been driving in Brooks when Detective Merl Reed of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office stopped her, according to Lt. Jason Trundy.

Reed recognized Patterson’s male passenger, who was out of jail on bail, and conducted a traffic stop, Trundy said Tuesday.

The detective found a container in her purse and asked if he could open it, but Patterson refused. Reed got his dog, Neva, who sniffed at the purse, pawed at it and then sat down, indicating that it contained drugs.

Patterson was arrested and charged with violating conditions of release, possession of hydrocodone, possession of oxycodone, possession of Adderall and possession of Clonazepam. She also was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

THORNDIKE, Maine — A 19-year-old high school student was arrested Friday at Mount View High School after he reportedly made threats in a class about wanting to kill people.

Edward McGuire of Troy apparently became upset at school staff about the way he was “being spoken to,” according to Lt. Jason Trundy of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

McGuire evidently left class and then returned when the teacher was out of the room, and started to make threats, according to the police report.

“He intimidated a couple girls in the classroom by yelling and screaming,” Trundy said.

McGuire also reportedly took an object from the pocket of the teacher’s coat, which was hanging in the teacher’s closet.

Students went to the principal’s office to alert school staff about his behavior, Trundy said.

McGuire was charged with theft and terrorizing and taken to Waldo County Jail, where he was booked and then released on bail. One of his bail conditions is that he is not allowed to return to the high school.

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