December 18, 2017
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  • Anonymous

    I have a hard time mustering any sympathy for a 32 year old man that would inject himself with anything that was not prescribed to him by a doctor. He was old enough to know better.

    • Anonymous

      Help save them from themselves.
      To report information about drug crimes,
      call MDEA at 800-452-6457
      Visit its website at http://www.maine.gov/dps/mdea
      Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/maine.drug.enforcement.agency

      • Anonymous

        I’m not concerned about saving them from themselves, I’m concerned about protecting my family from them.

        • Guest

          Financially I’m stuck in Bangor but I am making plans to move out of this area in the next couple years.

      • Guest

        A lot of people don’t report such crimes because these services are not anonymous. They don’t want to implicate themselves in any way, shape, or form. Even if they are totally innocent they might get falsely accused of being involved if they do report a crime. For example June goes to her new friends apartment where Sally is doing drugs with Billy and Bubba. She may hang out for a while and act cool with it but leaves and reports the crime. However the cops assume that June was perhaps involved in some way and implicates her with the others. Perhaps there is a false assumption that June was disgruntled over being short changed in the drug deal. When in reality she walked into a situation that she had no part of…. Guilt by association then ensues.

    • Guest

      NO ONE knows if this man had a life of hell for his entire LIFE and the only peace he knew was when he was high!!! These people that put stuff in their bodies are looking for the PEACE that you and I have daily. It’s a very sad situation for all people involved.

      • Guest

        True. Sad thing is though from what I’ve read, heard, and told that bath salts is simply a stimulant but it is not designed to cause pleasure like cocaine does. But druggies are doing this crap in conjunction with other pleasure giving drugs of their choice. However when their other drugs wear off they are left with the panic, paranoia, fear, anxiety, and extremely high BP from the bath salts. It’s so sad.

    • Guest

      Well addiction is trickier than that. There are people that feel like you too that find themselves doing drugs that they never thought they would do. Also a lot of drug dealers are lying about what this bath salts stuff really is and does. So some of these people are misguided into thinking it’s not as bad as it really is. Unlike a pharmacist a drug dealer will lie to you to get you to buy what they are pushing.

      • Anonymous

        Rule #1: Never associate with a drug dealer. Rule #2: If you are foolish enough to break rule #1, don’t believe anything a drug dealer tells you.

  • Anonymous

    This man was so high on bath salts that he ripped his testicles off.  Let that be a lesson to today’s youth. 

    • Anonymous

      Maybe these autopsy pics could be showed to any youth arrested on any kind of drug charges. Time for a wake up call.

      • Anonymous

        Better yet have them dress the body for burial.

    • Anonymous

      Why don’t people read the article first before commenting?  The article states   ”  he immediately began to yell, grab onto his testicles and bang his head and extremities on the wall,”  No where does it say he ripped them off.

      • Anonymous

        I’m pretty sure that if you go ahead and read the above “similar articles”,  one of them said he ripped his own nuts off.

        • Anonymous

          Nope, no mention of anyone ripping their nuts off. Wouldn’t suprise me though, that drug makes people do some really crazy stuff.
          Hewy Lewis needs to update the lyrics on his old song. I want a new drug, one that won’t make me rip off my close and run around screaming at people who aren’t their, one that wont make me take off my pants and hang from a bridge.

          • Anonymous

            Phew.  Man,  i’ve been sitting gingerly ever since. Kinda have a greater appreciation for ’em. If I could offer any advice, coddle them puppies, and don’t do drugs!

          • Anonymous

            Salts make ya pretty ballsy huh?

        • Anonymous

          Nope, I don’t see any reference to them being ripped off. And the coroner stated that there was no trauma.

      • Anonymous

        It may not be in the BDN but talk to any Bangor PD officer and they will tell you what really happened.  He tore his testicles off. 

    • This guy was 32 not 14, not sure why people always assume that “youth” are doing drugs. Bath Salts have started to trickle down to some younger addicts, but most users are older drug addicts. Relax, our youth aren’t that bad!

  • Anonymous

    Horrible way to die. What’s bad about it is it’s his fault. Sad!

  • Anonymous

    i had heard about this a while ago. figured it may just have been an “urban legend” and semi fabricated. unbelievable.

  • Anonymous

    I think police have also learned from this incident that if it takes that much force to arrest someone, maybe Riverview phych center or another mental hospital might be the first place they are taken for screening.  Local hospitals obviously aren’t set up for someone this violent.

  • Anonymous

    I feel bad for officer Smith and his backup. I bet this was a tough situation for him to have to go through. It takes a lot to protect and serve us. Thank you officers.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, this stuff sounds like a crap load of fun. 

  • Hurting himself does not both me one bit.  I feel more sympathy for the police car than him.

  • Anonymous

    Last night I saw a police officer talking about bath salts and he said it is a terrible threat to public and mental health.  I agree.  So why are we still treating it as a law enforcement issue?  Are police officers mental health counselors?  Are they public health specialists? N0, they aren’t.  

    Trying to curtail drugs with law enforcement is like trying to do brain surgery with nothing but a hammer.  It doesn’t work.

    When will we demand leaders with a realistic grasp on what has become one of our most threatening public health problems.  As long as law enforcement is the tool of choice for combating drug abuse, we are doomed to continue to see the scourge continue.  How many lives do we need to see destroyed?  Why are we failing to even try a different approach?  If we spent half of what we spend on interdiction and incarceration on treatment instead, we could not do any worse.

    • I know. Let’s fund a bunch of overpaid shrinks to play nursemaid to these degenerates by laying off our police.  They are not criminals, they are merely crying out for help.

      • Anonymous

        It could not possibly be less effective than what we are doing.

  • Darwin’s law at its best….let’s hope he had not ‘spread his genes’ before killing himself

  • Guest

    I used to live over near Broadway close to Essex St. and in that area I’ve seen so many sketchy looking people. When I used to walk over in that area Essex, Garland, and Mt. Hope I would find discarded drug needles on the ground. Also a lot of those tiny little plastic bags that people told me that bath salts, monkey dust, coke, and crack often come in. These too were discarded on the sidewalks in that area. I no longer walk over that way. I don’t even take the Mt. Hope bus (city bus) anymore so to avoid Essex, Garland, and Mt. Hope. If I need to go to the Mall or something I take the Stillwater bus or a taxi. Also way over on Ohio St. there are areas where I’ve seen those tell tail little baggies (about 1 inch by 1 inch in size, sometimes colored with images printed on them) and discarded needles.

  • Anonymous

    Yawn…next story please

  • Guest

  • Anonymous

    possibly more will succumb to this dream trip?

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