OLD TOWN, Maine — A Glenburn man found slumped behind the wheel of his car over the weekend was charged with felony drug possession after police said they found oxycodone and drug paraphernalia in his possession.
Brandon Harvey, 31, was charged with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000 or both, Old Town police Sgt. Scott Casey said Monday.
Harvey came to the attention of Old Town police Officer James Fearon about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, when he was called to the parking lot of McDonald’s restaurant on Stillwater Avenue to check on the well-being of a man who was slumped over inside a vehicle.
When he arrived, Fearon saw drug paraphernalia in Harvey’s vehicle, Casey said. A subsequent search turned up oxycodone.
Harvey’s arrest on Saturday was not his first. He was arrested by a Maine State Police trooper in October 2009 for driving three times the posted speed limit, according to the Bangor Daily News archives.
In that episode, Harvey allegedly passed a state police cruiser driven by Trooper Brian Bean and then tried to hide by ducking into a driveway to avoid capture. The trooper said Harvey was driving a Harvey Trailers company truck at a speed of 105 mph on Route 221 in Glenburn near the junction of Lancaster Brook Road. The speed limit there is 35 mph.