Man on bath salts tore up relative’s Bowdoin home, police say

Posted Sept. 16, 2011, at 11:06 a.m.

BOWDOIN, Maine — The bath salts drug scourge that has kept police busy in the Bangor area this summer bubbled up for the first time Wednesday in Sagadahoc County, according to Sheriff Joel Merry.

On Wednesday afternoon, sheriff’s department deputies rushed to West Burrough Road to deal with a man described as “out of control” and allegedly under the influence of bath salts. When deputies arrived, they saw he had “turned his residence upside down,” and done a lot of damage to the house, which belongs to a relative.

Deputies placed the man in protective custody. He was taken to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, where he was still recovering as of this morning, according to Merry.

Merry said charges are pending related to the incident, which remains under investigation. The sheriff’s department will not release the man’s identity until charges are filed.

Merry said Wednesday’s incident was the third time in a week that deputies dealt with problems caused by the same man.

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