Bangor woman showed up at police station bail check with drugs in her purse, authorities say

Posted Oct. 09, 2011, at 4:46 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 09, 2011, at 6:24 p.m.
Sandra Manning
Bangor Police Department
Sandra Manning

BANGOR, Maine — A local woman recently arrested on a Class A felony charge of aggravated trafficking in the synthetic drug known as bath salts is back in jail after showing up at the police station late Saturday night carrying illicit prescription drugs in her purse as well as powdery substances thought to be cocaine and more bath salts.

Sandra Manning, 24, was one of three people arrested in Bangor on Oct. 1 for trafficking in bath salts. Under a new law that took effect Sept. 28, the three could face up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $50,000 each if convicted of the felony charges.

Released last week on bail conditions, Manning was required to check in every day at the Bangor Police Department, said Sgt. Garry Higgins. When she showed up close to midnight Saturday, he said, a search of her purse found drug paraphernalia, prescription drugs not prescribed for her and substances suspected to be cocaine and bath salts.

Manning was arrested on charges of violation of her bail conditions, possession of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. Other possible charges are pending, Higgins said Sunday. She will appear in court later this week.

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