BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor pair is facing multiple drug charges after a traffic stop early Sunday morning, according to police.
The sequence of events leading to the arrests of Edwin Marrero, 47, and Maureen Clark, 41, started with their vehicle being pulled over at 1:40 a.m. for operating without headlights, according to Bangor police Sgt. Cathy Rumsey.
Clark, who was driving the vehicle, appeared to be under the influence when Officer Jermaine Walker pulled the car over, Rumsey said, and after failing field sobriety tests, Clark was arrested for OUI.
Marrero, the lone passenger in the vehicle, had an active warrant for his arrest for unpaid fines, so he was taken into custody as well.
During a drug evaluation at the Bangor police station, it was determined Clark was operating under the influence of drugs as opposed to alcohol, the sergeant said.
A subsequent search of Clark turned up small baggies of marijuana and other baggies of substances that tested positive for cocaine and heroin, according to Rumsey. She was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of Schedule W drugs and possession of marijuana and brought to Penobscot County Jail.
After Clark was transported, a search warrant on her vehicle turned up additional crack cocaine, leading police to charge Marrero with unlawful possession of Schedule W drugs, Rumsey said.