Couple arrested in Old Town after police find bath salts, needles in car

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 12, 2012, at 6:42 p.m.

OLD TOWN, Maine — Old Town police arrested a Bangor man and a Brewer woman on multiple charges Monday night after finding the synthetic hallucinogenic drug bath salts and other scheduled drugs, hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia in the car they were riding in.

Arrested were Jamie Lewis, 36, and Andrea Economy, 26, Old Town police Capt. Kyle Smart said in a news release Thursday.

Lewis was charged with possession of synthetic hallucinogens, possession of hypodermic apparatus and violating the conditions of his release from a prior arrest.

Economy was charged with possession of scheduled drugs, possession of hypodermic apparatus and sale and use of drug paraphernalia, Smart said.

Lewis remained at the Penobscot County Jail on Thursday night, a jail official confirmed. Economy is out on bail.

According to Smart, police were called to the intersection of Pembroke Drive and Stillwater Avenue to check up on a vehicle that had left the roadway and landed in a ditch near Skeeter’s Redemption.

When they arrived, the officers spotted several articles of drug paraphernalia consistent with bath salts abuse in the vehicle, Smart said.

A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up containers with bath salts powder residue, other scheduled drugs, between 25 and 30 hypodermic needle and syringe setups and several laptop computers, he said.

According to a news story published in the Bangor Daily News last month, Lewis was one of three people arrested last month after an Old Town police officer pulled them over near the entrance of Regency Trailer Park in a car that had been reported stolen by a Hampden car rental business.

Lewis was charged with carrying a concealed weapon after officers found a pistol tucked into the waistband of his pants.

Lewis also was charged with possession of bath salts, trafficking in dangerous knives and violating the conditions of his bail from a previous arrest, Old Town police Sgt. Michael Hashey said at the time.

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