June 24, 2018
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DHHS called after police stop intoxicated couple in Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A concerned citizen called police Saturday afternoon to report a couple of intoxicated people with children on Hammond Street near the Corner Store. Both adults were later arrested for drug possession, Bangor police Sgt. Bob Bishop said Sunday.

Officer Paul Colley responded to the scene first, arriving just after 3 p.m., and spoke with Michael Vose, 26, of Bangor, who he described in his report as heavily intoxicated, the sergeant said.

“Because of the children he had with him, one officer got on the phone with DHS for an emergency intervention for the kids,” Bishop said, referring to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Police also spoke with Tania Perry, 26, who is listed as a Brewer transient and is the mother of the children. Bishop declined to release the number of children, their genders and ages, saying only that they are “young children.”

While investigating, police found cocaine on Vose and Perry, who both are out on bail for previous charges, and arrested and charged with drug possession and for violating their bail conditions, the sergeant said. Perry also was in possession of the antidepressant Trazodone and was charged with possessing a diverted prescription drug, Bishop said.

Both were taken to Penobscot County Jail. Vose was later released, but Perry remained in jail Sunday night, a jail official said.

When people notice intoxicated people typically they do not call police, Bishop said, adding that “citizens call when they have kids.”

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