Traffic warrants lead to multiple drug charges against Bangor man

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted Dec. 29, 2011, at 11:34 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor man was arrested Wednesday after police said they stopped the car he was riding in and found drugs in his possession, according to police.

Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday the department’s Special Enforcement Team was keeping an eye on the residence of Eugene Caston, 49, Wednesday afternoon and discovered he had three outstanding warrants for traffic violations.

Edwards said authorities noticed Caston in the passenger seat of a Honda Accord and followed the car as it drove across the bridge into Brewer.

The SET team radioed for assistance from Brewer police, but the car had already pulled into a driveway on Washington Street in Brewer.

“SET officers immediately arrested Mr. Caston and searched him and the vehicle,” said Edwards.

The search turned up ninja-style throwing stars, drug paraphernalia, a pill that was later tested positive as methamphetamine and a white powdery substance later discovered to be bath salts, according to police.

Caston was taken to the Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Thursday morning, Edwards said. He is facing two counts of misdemeanor unlawful possession of a hallucinogenic drug, misdemeanor unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, the traffic warrants and carrying a concealed weapon, all Class D counts. The driver of the car was not arrested or charged, Edwards said.

If convicted, Caston faces up to a year behind bars on each charge.

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