BANGOR, Maine — A landlord in the process of evicting a tenant asked police to accompany him while he walked through the apartment on Saturday and police found the tenant with drugs, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.
Robert Dellairo, 30, allegedly was found with diverted Suboxone strips at around 1 p.m. He was arrested and charged with felony unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and for violating his bail conditions. Suboxone is used to treat opioid addiction.
During the eviction, Edwards said, Officer Dan Sanborn was entering the apartment with the landlord while Officer Brian Smith was outside.
“Smith radioed that he saw Dellairo duck out a fire escape,” the sergeant said.
When Dellairo saw Smith, he threw something into the bedroom and went back through the window, Edwards said.
When questioned, Dellairo appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was found with the Suboxone, the sergeant said.
Dellario was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and later released. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the felony drug charge and a fine of up to $20,000.
Dellairo has several convictions on his record, according to Bangor Daily News archives. He was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon, driving to endanger and criminal mischief in separate 2011 incidents. He was convicted in October 2010 of assault, violating his conditions of release and burglary.