BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor woman is facing a felony drug charge after a city police officer found the powerfully addictive painkiller oxycodone in her possession.
Ashley Lee, 24, came to the attention of Bangor police Officer Shawn Green shortly before midnight, when he spotted the gold PT Cruiser she was driving at Leadbetter Mini Stop on Hammond Street, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said, citing a police report.
Edwards said Green’s report noted that the car was seen in places where suspicious activity had occurred and decided to take a closer look. He believed the driver, Lee, was subject to search conditions from a prior unrelated arrest and asked dispatchers to confirm that.
In the meantime, however, Lee and her passenger, who was not charged, left the store, walked past the car they arrived in and kept going, leading Green to suspect they were trying to avoid him. They returned later to retrieve the car, he said.
A short time later, after confirming that Lee was in fact subject to a search, Green caught up with the car on Ohio Street. He and another officer ultimately found oxycodone in her possession, which led to a Class C felony drug possession charge. The officers also found a clonidine tablet, baggies containing white powder and residue as well as paraphernalia, such as needles and aluminum foil, Edwards said.