BREWER, Maine — City police charged a passenger in one vehicle and the driver of another with marijuana possession within less than half an hour Tuesday night.
The first summons was issued about 9:30 p.m., when Cpl. Nelson Feero pulled a car over because of a defect, Brewer police Sgt. Anthony Pinette said Wednesday, citing a police report. Though the driver was not charged, the passenger, 39-year-old Tammie Raye of Bradley, was after the driver agreed to allow Feero to search the vehicle.
During the search, Feero found a small amount of marijuana and a pipe, Pinette said. Raye, who claimed ownership of both items, was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and the sale and use of drug paraphernalia but not arrested.
Half an hour later, Brewer police Officer Elizabeth Kelley charged 47-year-old Nicholas Carangelo of Holden with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after he reportedly failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Acme Road and Atlantic Avenue.
When Kelley approached Carangelo’s vehicle, she reportedly smelled the odor of burning marijuana. While searching his vehicle, Kelley and Cpl. Nelson Feero allegedly found a pot pipe and a total of 8 grams of the drug in baggies in a door console and inside a pool cue case, Pinette said.
While speaking with the officers, Carangelo reportedly admitted that he also had marijuana at home. A search of his residence by Kelley and Holden police turned up another 4 grams.