Police: Wanted man found in downtown Bangor with bath salts

Posted Nov. 06, 2012, at 3:44 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor man who was convicted twice in the last year for unlawful possession of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs — bath salts — allegedly was found with the dangerous lab-made drug again on Sunday, police say.

Eugene R. Caston, 49, was arrested at approximately 6:30 a.m. on an outstanding probation revocation warrant by Bangor police Officer Doug Smith and a fellow officer working downtown, Sgt. Garry Higgins said Tuesday.

“They searched him and found a small amount of bath salts on him,” the sergeant said. “They charged him for the bath salts and the warrant.”

In the last year, Caston has been convicted twice of bath salts possession: in May and in December 2011. In May, he was sentenced to prison for 18 months, with all but 30 days suspended, and probation two years, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News.

He has other convictions in the last year for trafficking in dangerous knives, operating a vehicle without a driver’s license, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, the BDN listings state. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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