Bangor man charged with criminal trespassing, trafficking in prison contraband

Posted March 17, 2014, at 4 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A 34-year-old local man taken to Penobscot County Jail by police on a criminal trespass charge Sunday night received an additional drug charge when pills were allegedly found on him during processing.

Jeremy Hammond had been given warnings to stay away from Walgreens on Oak Street after police were called there around 7:30 p.m., according to Bangor police Sgt. Cathy Rumsey.

Employees had wanted Hammond removed after he appeared to be acting erratically in the store, Rumsey said. He was given a one-year criminal trespass order.

Hammond didn’t adhere to the order and returned to the establishment shortly after, Rumsey said. Officer Tim Wheelden arrested him and charged him with criminal trespass.

Hammond had told police he had no contraband on him upon being placed in a cruiser, Rumsey said, but intake officers at Penobscot County Jail found an electronic cigarette and several prescription pills not prescribed to Hammond.

A charge of trafficking in prison contraband was added to Hammond’s record, and he remained locked up Monday.

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