WISCASSET, Maine — A 57-year-old man out on bail after allegedly selling drugs to a juvenile was arrested again Wednesday and charged with selling more marijuana to the same teen.
Kris Sliker of Wiscasset also is charged with tampering with a witness after police say he caused the juvenile to recant a previous statement saying he bought a joint from Sliker.
Sliker was arrested March 12 and charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, according to a release from Wiscasset Police Chief Troy Cline.
Cline said at the time of the initial arrest that Sliker admitted to selling one marijuana cigarette, or “joint,” to a 16-year-old boy for $5. He was released on $500 bail with conditions including that he have no contact with the teen.
On Tuesday morning, a witness told Cline that Sliker provided marijuana to the same boy and that three people had smoked it at Sliker’s home on Monday afternoon, Cline said.
The witness also said that Sliker had caused the teen to write a letter recanting a previous statement about buying a joint from Sliker.
Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Scott Hayden and his police dog, Koda, searched Sliker’s residence and allegedly found a usable amount of marijuana in a glass jar, according to Cline.
Sliker was charged with aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs, violating conditions of release and tampering with a witness. He remained at Two Bridges Regional Jail on Wednesday evening, held without bail based on the original charge.
Bail on the new charges was set at $10,000 cash.