BREWER, Maine — Two local men were arrested on felony marijuana trafficking charges about noon Thursday, triggering an investigation that could lead to further charges and arrests.
Sgt. William Birch of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said he was at the Big Apple convenience store on Wilson Street in Brewer about noon Thursday when he detected a strong marijuana odor coming from another customer.
When the customer — later identified as Trevor Cameron, 26, of Brewer — left the store in his vehicle, Birch followed in his police car. Birch said that shortly afterward, he pulled Cameron over for a traffic offense on Washington Street.
While investigating Cameron, his passengers and Cameron’s car itself, Birch said, he found what he called a “fair amount” of marijuana as well as a semiautomatic handgun.
Burgess said the marijuana had not yet been weighed because county police spent much of the late afternoon and early evening involved in mandatory training. He did say, however, that enough was found to warrant a Class B felony charge.
Arrested on the trafficking charges were Trevor Cameron, who was driving the car, and Robert Cameron, 27, of Bangor, who was a passenger, Birch said. He said the two are not brothers but are related. The two remained at Penobscot County Jail on Thursday night.
Birch said there were other people in Cameron’s car at the time but that none had been charged or arrested as of Thursday night.