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2 Bangor men arrested in Old Town with bath salts, police say

Posted Jan. 01, 2012, at 2:39 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 01, 2012, at 4:54 p.m.

OLD TOWN, Maine — Two Bangor men were arrested about 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Regency Trailer Park after a concerned resident reported that one of them appeared to be intoxicated and was acting suspiciously.

The men appeared to have been using bath salts, according to a press release issued Sunday by Old Town police.

Orrin Nilsson, 31, and William Doyle, 19, both were charged with unlawful possession of synthetic hallucinogens and sale or use of drug paraphernalia, Nilsson also was charged with trafficking in dangerous knives and possession of a firearm by a felon.

In addition to the drug charges, Doyle was charged with violations of conditions of release and failure to give a correct name and date of birth.

During a search of the vehicle officer Ryan Fitch located a metal measuring spoon that contained suspected bath salts in the bowl of the spoon, the press release said. Next to the spoon was an unused hypodermic needle and a lighter, commonly used to cook the drug before injecting it. A gun also was found in car.

Nilsson and Doyle remained late Sunday at Penobscot County Jail.
They are expected to make their first court appearances Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center by videoconference.

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