Traffic stop leads to drug charges for Windham pair

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted Dec. 04, 2012, at 12 p.m.

CORNISH, Maine — A routine traffic stop in York County late Monday night turned into felony drug charges for a man and woman from Windham, according to police.

Kenneth Parker, 47, and his passenger, Debra Martinson, 47, were pulled over in the town of Cornish at 11 p.m. after York County Sheriff’s Deputy Bob Carr believed the vehicle had license plates registered to another car, according to Maj. William King.

A check on Martinson revealed that she had an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines on a driving to endanger conviction, according to King.

When Carr was placing Martinson under arrest, he discovered she was in possession of Vicodin, for which Martinson did not have a prescription, King said.

After Martinson was placed in handcuffs, Carr returned to question Parker, and he also was in possession of Vicodin without a prescription, King said.

Both suspects were charged with unlawful possession of hydrocodone, a Class C felony, King said, while Parker was also charged with false attachment of registration plates.

Parker is being held at the York County Jail on $500 cash bail, while Martinson’s bail was set at $1,000 for the drug charge and $975 for her outstanding warrant. She also remains at the jail.

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