BANGOR, Maine — Alert police work on the part of two Bangor officers Tuesday afternoon led to the arrest of a local man who was allegedly found with the synthetic drug bath salts.
Sgt. Garry Higgins was on patrol in the area of Hammond and Ohio streets when he came across a vehicle belonging to Zane Harmon, 26, according to Sgt. Paul Edwards.
Officer Brian Smith, who is a member of the department’s Special Enforcement Team, reported to Higgins he was familiar with Harmon and went to the area to conduct surveillance on him, Edwards said.
After several minutes of waiting, Harmon emerged from a Hammond Street apartment and walked toward a waiting taxicab, but Smith stopped to question Harmon before he entered the vehicle, the sergeant said.
“Mr. Harmon was on bail with restrictions that he could be searched at any time,” said Edwards.
Smith and Drug Enforcement Agency officers searched Harmon and the car registered to him and found a white powdery substance that tested positive for bath salts, three Doxyclin capsules and an EBT card not belonging to Harmon, the sergeant said.
Harmon was arrested and charged with felony possession of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of a synthetic hallucinogenic drug and misuse of identification, Edwards said. He is being held at Penobscot County Jail.
According to Bangor Daily News archives, Harmon pled no contest to multiple charges stemming from a high-speed pursuit in 2007. He spent 15 months in prison on counts of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, eluding a police officer, passing a roadblock, criminal OUI, leaving the scene of an accident and driving to endanger.