Orrington man facing felony drug trafficking charge

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted April 30, 2012, at 10:47 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An Orrington man who turns 26 on Tuesday was arrested Friday afternoon on felony drug trafficking and other charges after Bangor police allegedly found three grams of cocaine in his possession.

Daniel Fox is charged with Class B unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000, as well as violating the conditions of his release from a prior unrelated arrest and driving with a suspended or revoked license, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

The events that led to the arrest began early Friday afternoon, when Bangor police Sgt. Garry Higgin spotted Fox driving in the city, Edwards said, citing a police report. Higgins was aware that Fox wasn’t supposed to be driving and that he had bail conditions, including being subject to a search by police, Edwards said.

The car Fox was driving was seen shortly afterward on Fourteenth Street but no one was in it, Edwards said. Higgins shortly afterward saw Fox leave and pulled him over on Abbott Street, where Officers Steve Pelletier and Jason Linkletter helped with the search and subsequent arrest.

Fox currently is out on bail, a Penobscot County Jail official said Monday night.

Friday’s arrest was not Fox’s first. He was arrested on St. Patrick’s Day after returning to Hollywood Casino despite having been ordered not to return there for a year.

According to the Bangor Daily News archives, Fox was fined $500 last November for a concealed weapon violation. In May of last year, Fox was pulled over by a Maine State Police trooper who clocked him going 101 mph on Interstate 95 in Bangor.

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