POLICE BEAT

Old Town man wanted on warrant faces drug charge

Posted Jan. 09, 2012, at 9:49 p.m.

OLD TOWN, Maine — A local man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant now is facing a felony drug possession charge.

David Eaton Jr., 36, was a passenger in a vehicle last Thursday afternoon when he was spotted by Old Town police Officer Brent Fournier, Old Town police Sgt. Scott Casey said Monday, citing a police report.

Fournier, who recognized Eaton as someone who was wanted for failure to appear, pulled the car over to arrest him, Casey said.

While patting Eaton down, Fournier found eight pills on his person, Casey said. Because Eaton did not have the required prescription, he was charged with illegal possession of a scheduled drug. The Class B felony carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail, a fine of up to $20,000 or both.

It was not immediately clear Monday what kind of pills were in Eaton’s possession, Casey said.

After his arrest, Eaton was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor, Casey said. He since has been released on bail.

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