Bangor man found with bath salts during warrant stop, police say

Posted Nov. 14, 2012, at 12:16 p.m.

HAMPDEN, Maine — A Bangor man who is no stranger to local law enforcement was arrested again last week, according to police.

Police were going to arrest Adam Hathorn, 34, on an outstanding warrant, but additional charges were lodged against him after synthetic drugs were found in his vehicle, according to Chief Deputy Troy Morton of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

It turns out Deputy Noel Santiago was in the right place at the right time on Nov. 6, according to Morton, as he spotted a vehicle registered to Hathorn at a Hampden convenience store around 9 p.m.

Even though Santiago was unable to question Hathorn at the store, the deputy spotted his vehicle heading southbound on Interstate 95 shortly after, according to Morton.

Santiago pulled Hathorn over, and during the arrest process a synthetic drug that proved to be bath salts was found in the car, Morton said.

Drug paraphernalia and a large but undisclosed amount of cash were also found, Morton said.

In addition to the warrant, Hathorn was charged with unlawful possession of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, falsifying physical evidence and misuse of a public benefits instrument, as he was also in possession of a stolen EBT card, Morton said.

Hathorn has been charged with drug offenses in the past, according to Bangor Daily News archives.

In December 2011, he was one of three people arrested following a search warrant at an Essex Street apartment in Bangor in which 60 grams of bath salts and a handgun were seized, according to the archives.

Also in December of last year, Hathorn was caught riding in a stolen car by Old Town police, and officers allegedly found a small amount of bath salts on him at the time of that arrest.

Hathorn is scheduled to appear in court on the new charges on Jan. 10, Morton said.

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