June 21, 2018
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Police called for medical aid charge unconscious man with drug violations

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor police charged two local men with drug violations early Wednesday after being called to a Kenduskeag Avenue apartment to help with a medical call involving an unconscious man.

One of the men charged was Brandon McInnis, 30, who was unconscious when city police and emergency medical personnel arrived at his apartment about 7:30 a.m., Bangor police Sgt. Chip Hodges said Wednesday, citing a police report.

McInnis, who had a known medical condition, was treated on the spot and did not require a trip to the hospital, Hodges said.

While in the apartment, police officers spotted a number of contraband items, including brass knuckles, a usable amount of marijuana, hypodermic needles and what Hodges described as a shooter’s kit containing a spoon, cotton swabs and empty plastic bags.

As a result, McInnis was summoned for possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

Police also found a plastic container they believe contained the designer drug bath salts, also known as “monkey dust” among local users, Hodges said. The container was about half full of a light-colored powdery substance and had a monkey face decal on its lid, Hodges said.

McInnis was not immediately charged with possession of bath salts because test results for the powder weren’t yet available.

Another man who was in the building also was charged, Hodges said.

Christopher Kerns, 38, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police found needles in his pocket, Hodges said.

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