May 28, 2018
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Bangor woman, alleged to have ‘bath salts’, arrested after fleeing from police

Brandi Ann Warman
By Nok-Noi Ricker and Dawn Gagnon, of the BDN staff

BREWER, Maine — Although she wasn’t carrying any contraband, a Bangor woman was arrested Saturday night after fleeing from Brewer police.

Brandi Ann Warman, 23, was charged with refusal to submit to arrest after Brewer police officers were called to check into a disorderly conduct complaint at a Holyoke Street apartment building, Brewer police Sgt. Arden Jones said Tuesday, citing a police report.

When officers arrived, they found a group of four people walking in the area, Jones said. One of the officers, who recognized Warman, reportedly saw what appeared to be an attempt to conceal something in her clothing.

When the officers approached Warman to question her, she ran, Jones said. When Officer Jeff Gotreau caught up with her, she acknowledged she had some “bath salts” in her possession.

Bath salts is a street name for synthetic stimulants that recently have shown up in Maine.

“She said she knew it wasn’t illegal but she didn’t want to get in trouble,” Jones said, citing an arrest report.

According to the Bangor Daily News archives, Warman is familiar with trouble. Her criminal history includes convictions for assault, theft, bail violations, drunken driving and driving without a license.

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