Bangor woman charged with drug smuggling

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 29, 2011, at 5:23 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local woman already well known to police was arrested again late Friday and charged with trying to smuggle diverted prescription drugs into Penobscot County Jail, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said on Monday.

Amy Nadeau, 27, of Bangor was wanted for an outstanding warrant and was stopped on Essex Street at around 11:30 p.m. Friday, the sergeant said.

“She did empty her pockets” and Officer Jason Linkletter found folded tin foil and a yellow pen tube that tested positive for cocaine, which resulted in a charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, Edwards said.

Nadeau also was charged with violating her bail conditions and taken to Penobscot County Jail. While being processed, intake officers found “four pills hidden in her waistband,” the police sergeant said.

Nadeau was charged with felony trafficking in prison contraband for the four 1 mg pills of lorazepam, a prescription anti-anxiety medication, found in her pants. If convicted of the felony contraband smuggling charge, she could face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

Nadeau was arrested last month after she admitted to consuming the newly outlawed synthetic drug bath salts and reportedly following a couple with a knife, according to a story printed in the Bangor Daily News. She was charged on July 22 with assault, disorderly conduct, criminal threatening and refusing to submit to arrest.

Nadeau is no stranger to trouble, with several convictions on her record in the last three years for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, violating conditions of release and refusing to submit to arrest, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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