Wiscasset man busted twice for selling pot to teen arrested again after allegedly calling witness from jail

Posted April 28, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
Kris Sliker
Courtesy Wiscasset Police Department
Kris Sliker

WISCASSET, Maine — A Wiscasset was arrested Saturday for the third time in six weeks after police say he violated court-ordered conditions by contacting the witness from the second arrest.

Kris Sliker, 57, was arrested March 12 and charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs after allegedly selling one marijuana cigarette, or “joint,” to a 16-year-old boy, Wiscasset Police Chief Troy Cline said at the time. Sliker was released on $500 bail with conditions including that he have no contact with the teen.

On April 15, he was arrested again and charged with aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs — marijuana — as well as tampering with a witness and violation of conditions of release.

Cline said at the time that a witness told him that Sliker provided marijuana to the same boy and that three people had smoked it at Sliker’s home.

The witness also said that Sliker had caused the teen to write a letter recanting a previous statement about buying a joint from Sliker.

On Saturday, Wiscasset Police Officer Paul Rubashkin received information that Sliker allegedly violated court-imposed conditions by contacting the witness of the second arrest six times from Two Bridges Regional Jail, where Sliker is being held, Cline said Monday.

Although he remained in jail following the second arrest, Sliker was still prohibited from calling the witness, according to Cline.

Rubashkin allegedly confirmed that the calls had been made through the telephone system at the jail, according to the release.

Sliker told Rubashkin that he didn’t know the court-ordered conditions existed, even though Cline said he attended that video arraignment and witnessed Silker and his attorney acknowledging the conditions.

Sliker was charged with another count of violating conditions of release and remains at Two Bridges Regional Jail on $10,000 cash bail, according to a jail official.

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