Police arrest man accused of threatening staff at methadone clinic

Posted April 12, 2012, at 3:42 p.m.
Last modified April 12, 2012, at 6:42 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man was arrested early Wednesday after he threatened staff at a methadone clinic, according to police.

Jason Gilbert, 39, of Bangor had gone to the Penobscot County Metro Treatment Facility on Hogan Road when staff told him to leave the property, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday.

The sergeant said staff at the clinic had confronted Gilbert about an incident on Saturday in which he received methadone treatments and made himself sick to provide another client with the dose he had ingested.

When staff confronted Gilbert, he grew agitated, according to Edwards, and made threatening statements, forcing staff to call police.

Officer Steve Pelletier arrived and quickly arrested Gilbert and charged him with terrorizing, a Class D misdemeanor.

Gilbert was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail, according to a jail official.