BREWER, Maine — A local teenager was arrested for felony cocaine trafficking after he was stopped Saturday afternoon for not wearing his seat belt, Brewer police Cpl. Steve Boyd said Sunday.
Clayton Wilson, 18, was pulled over by Officer Mike Wilson at around 1:45 p.m. Saturday and drove into the parking lot of Walmart off Wilson Street for the traffic stop.
Police suspected drugs and called for Officer Amy Nickerson and her drug-sniffing dog, Mace, but got a confession out of the teenager before the canine unit arrived, Boyd said.
“The subject admitted to having it,” the corporal said of the individually packaged cocaine police say they found on Wilson. “He admitted he was going to sell it,” which led to the felony drug trafficking charge.
Wilson’s arrest was connected to another drug arrest in Brewer that happened at around the same time, but information about the other arrest was not available Sunday night, Boyd said.
Wilson was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor after his arrest and was later released, the corporal said. If convicted of the felony drug trafficking charge, Wilson could face a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)