Brewer traffic stop leads to felony drug charge against Bangor man

Posted Jan. 29, 2013, at 12:04 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — Officer Steve Boyd stopped a car on Fling Street for a traffic violation Saturday night and found drugs inside, Deputy Chief Jason Moffitt said Tuesday.

“He observed two hypodermic needles and a corner of a plastic baggie tied in a knot, which is consistent with illegal drug use,” the deputy chief said.

The car, driven by Dillan J. Springer, 21, of Bangor, was stopped at about 9:45 p.m. Saturday and Thomas J. Daries Jr., 28, of Bangor was his passenger.

After seeing the needles and baggie, Boyd searched the men and also allegedly found marijuana and oxycodone. He charged Springer with felony unlawful possession of scheduled drugs as well as possession of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

Daries also was charged with sale and use of drug paraphernalia “because of the location of the hypodermic needles,” Moffitt said.

Springer was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail and has since been released, a jail official said Tuesday.

Both Bangor men have a criminal history, according to previous court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. Springer, in July 2012, was sentenced for burglary to 60 days in jail with 30 days suspended, and has convictions from when he was 18 for unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, theft by unauthorized taking and burglary to a motor vehicle, the BDN archives state.

Daries was convicted of drug trafficking and in September 2010 was sentenced to 42 months in prison with all but 90 days suspended and probation for two years and six months, the BDN archives state. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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