Brewer woman arrested on drug charges

Posted Jan. 08, 2014, at 10:53 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 08, 2014, at 2:06 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — A local woman is facing multiple drug charges after a Friday traffic stop later led to the discovery of Suboxone in her possession, police said.

Maranda McCafferty, 31, of Brewer was a passenger in a vehicle that Officer Amy Nickerson had pulled over, according to Brewer Deputy Chief Jason Moffitt.

The driver, who was not charged, had a suspended license and was on probation. Part of the driver’s probation required a search of his residence, where McCafferty had been staying, Moffitt said.

The relationship between McCafferty and the driver was not disclosed.

Nickerson went to the residence with McCafferty and the driver. Once there, McCafferty said she had to go upstairs to change a baby diaper, and Nickerson followed her, according to Moffitt.

The officer waited until McCafferty was finished changing the diaper to question her. When Nickerson questioned the woman, spoons, needles, a pill bottle and a package of Suboxone dropped out of McCafferty’s jacket onto the floor, Moffitt said.

McCafferty admitted to the officer that the items were hers, Moffitt said.

McCafferty was placed under arrest without incident and charged with possession of schedule W drugs, possession of a hypodermic needle, falsifying physical evidence and possession of marijuana, Moffitt said.

She was brought to Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail.

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