Bangor man arrested with needles, diverted drugs, illegal knife

Posted Sept. 24, 2012, at 4:34 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Police investigating possible drug use at a residence on Willow Street last week found a man with diverted prescription pills, hypodermic needles and a spring-loaded knife, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

Paul A. Allen, 36, was stopped by Officer Taylor Bagley and other officers at about 5 p.m. Sept. 17 and they asked if they could search him.

“He said he could not,” Edwards said, reading from Bagley’s report. “They looked at his back pocket and he had a bag of hypodermic needles.”

Allen handed over the needles, for which he did not have a prescription, and then was searched and found with diverted Klonopin, an anti-anxiety drug, and the knife.

Allen was charged with illegal possession of hypodermic needles, possession of scheduled drugs and trafficking in dangerous knives. He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)