BANGOR, Maine — A 34-year-old Bangor man was arrested early Tuesday morning on a felony crack charge after police were called to an Essex Street residence to remove an unwanted person.
When they arrived at about 1 a.m., officers found Jeremy Ingersoll-Meserve outside the building smoking a cigarette, Bangor police Lt. Tom Reagan said Tuesday evening, citing an arrest report.
While working to determine the identities of various people at the residence, officers approached Ingersoll-Meserve, who reportedly told them that he was just visiting, Reagan said.
During a subsequent pat-down, officers asked the suspect to empty his pockets.
Though Ingersoll-Merserve removed most of the items inside them, officers noted that he neglected to remove several small dose-sized plastic baggies containing what Ingersoll-Merserve later admitted was crack cocaine, according to the report.
Police also found needles on his person, Reagan said.
After his arrest on a felony drug possession charge and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, Ingersoll-Meserve was taken to Penobscot County Jail. He now is out on bail, Reagan said.
Tuesday’s arrest was not the first for Ingersoll-Meserve, according to court listings previously published in the Bangor Daily News.
In February of last year, he was fined $400 for unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and $350 for possession of marijuana. He also was fined $500 for driving without a valid license in 2007, and two years before that was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury on a charge of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.
Ingersoll-Meserve’s criminal history also includes convictions for driving after the suspension of his driver’s license and attaching false license plates.