June 21, 2018
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Bangor man found with drugs at fight, Brewer police say

Kenneth Hammons
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BREWER, Maine — Police responding to a fight last week found a wanted Bangor man with diverted prescription drugs, Brewer police Capt. Chris Martin said Monday.

Kenneth T. Hammons, 48, who also was out on bail, was arrested at about 8 p.m. Friday by Officer Eduardo Benjamin and charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and violating his bail conditions. There also were two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

“Officers were dispatched to a complaint of an assault in progress at the Cozy Inn,” Martin said. “One of the people involved was Kenneth Hammons. He had two active warrants and had several prescription pills he did not have a prescription for.”

Hammons was in possession of clonazepam, which is used to treat seizures and panic disorders, the police captain said.

Hammons was taken to the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and was later released on bail, Martin said.

He was convicted of marijuana possession in 2012 and sentenced to pay a $350 fine in August, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. He also has convictions for assault, furnishing liquor to minors, operating a vehicle while under influence of intoxicants and violating condition of release, according to the BDN archives, as well as three convictions for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

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