Bangor man with oxycodone prescription caught with unprescribed pills, police say

Posted Dec. 13, 2011, at 1:27 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 13, 2011, at 6:06 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man stopped for driving erratically Saturday afternoon had a legal prescription for oxycodone but was found with a bunch of oxycodone pills that did not match his doctor’s prescription, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

Dwayne Harvey, 28, is prescribed pain pills with a smaller dosage “than what was found in his car,” the sergeant said.

He was arrested and charged with felony possession of scheduled drugs.

Someone called police to report an erratic driver around 3:45 p.m. Saturday, and Officer Chris Blanchard found Harvey on Griffin Road.

“He admitted he was taking some prescription drugs,” Edwards said of Harvey.

When he was asked to step out of the vehicle, “a small bundle of blue pills was found in the driver’s seat. It wasn’t in a prescription bottle; it was in plastic tied at one end,” the sergeant said.

Blanchard and Officer George Spencer also found paraphernalia associated with drug use — including syringes and a can burned at one end — in the vehicle, Edwards said.

Harvey was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said.

Harvey faces up to five years in prison and a fine of $5,000 if convicted. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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