Pair accused of possessing marijuana, prescription drugs and illegal mushrooms

Posted July 22, 2011, at 11:04 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — What began as a traffic stop Thursday night resulted in drug arrests for a Bangor man and a Clifton woman.

Philip Smith, 27, was charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, psilocybin mushrooms and marijuana, as well as sale and use of drug paraphernalia and violating conditions of a prior arrest, Brewer police Capt. Jason Moffitt said Friday.

Kayla Braley, 22, was charged with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, namely Xanax, that she told police had been provided to her by Smith, Moffitt said.

The charges stem from a traffic stop about 10:30 p.m. on South Main Street, Moffitt said. He said that Officer Liz Kelley stopped a Chevrolet Cavalier for a traffic violation and noted that the driver, later identified as Braley, “appeared nervous.” Three other people — Smith and two others who were not charged — were passengers, Moffitt said.

Kelley called for Officer Amy Nickerson and her drug-sniffing dog, Mace, who helped uncover the cache of contraband, Moffitt said.