June 18, 2018
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Bangor woman on bath salts calls police, gets arrested

Bangor Police Department | BDN
Bangor Police Department | BDN
Tisha Kuchinski
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor woman called police Wednesday night asking them to come assist her, but when they arrived they discovered she apparently was using the synthetic drug bath salts, police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday.

“She was agitated, said she thought someone was after her, was paranoid and stuff,” the sergeant said of Tisha Kuchinski, 26.

Because Kuchinski, who lives on Spring Street, was out on bail, she and her apartment were searched.

“They found various drug items in her apartment,” including two white powdery substances, Edwards said.

One powder tested positive for bath salts and the other tested positive for cocaine, the sergeant said.

Kuchinski was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center and upon release was charged with possession of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs, possession of scheduled drugs and violating her bail conditions.

Kuchinski also was arrested in June for disorderly conduct and for violating her bail conditions after she refused to leave The Charles Inn-Big Easy Lounge downtown and started yelling at the responding officer, Edwards said at the time.

Kuchinski was living in Brewer in December when she was convicted of false public alarm or report and ordered to pay a $250 fine, according to court listings in the Bangor Daily News.

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