DEXTER, Maine — A speeding car led to marijuana and prescription drug charges being lodged against a Guilford man on Thursday evening.
Dexter Police Chief Kevin Wintle and Sgt. Alan Grinnell pulled over a female driver for speeding on Route 23 at 5:05 p.m. Thursday, said Wintle.
“When I approached the window, I could smell the odor of marijuana. We asked them to exit the vehicle,” said Wintle on Friday.
When questioned about the smell of marijuana, the passenger Joshua Bickmore, 26, of Guilford said there was marijuana in the vehicle.
“He took full responsibility for it,” said Wintle.
Wintle said 4 ounces of marijuana was found in the car. He said it had a street value of about $1,200.
Once Bickmore was placed in custody, police found 15 prescription drug pills, the chief said.
Bickmore was charged with unlawful furnishing of Schedule Z drugs and unlawful possession of Schedule W drugs. Both are Class D misdemeanors.
Bickmore was taken to the Dexter Police Department, where he was released on $500 unsecured bail. He is scheduled to appear in Newport District Court on Dec. 12.
The female driver was not charged.