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Man arrested in Dexter after police find a pound of marijuana in vehicle

Posted April 06, 2012, at 5:41 p.m.

DEXTER, Maine — A Winslow man was arrested after Dexter police said they found over a pound of marijuana in his car during a routine traffic stop on Wednesday afternoon.

Christopher Germano, 22, was pulled over on Grove Street by Dexter police Sgt. Kevin Wintle at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Germano’s green Subaru had a cracked windshield and was missing a front license plate, Wintle said Friday.

When Wintle went to talk to Germano, he smelled marijuana. Wintle called in Sgt. Alan Grinnell to assist. Wintle said that smelling the marijuana was probable cause to search the vehicle.

“We searched the vehicle and there was a duffle bag. We found over a pound of processed marijuana in a plastic bag,” Wintle said.

Germano was charged with Class C unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs. He was arrested and brought to the Dexter Police Department, where he bailed on the same day. His initial court appearance is set for May 17 at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.

Germano’s passenger, Nicole Paskowski, 21, of Hancock, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Her initial court appearance is scheduled for May 16 at Newport District Court.

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