February 25, 2018
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Bangor man arrested in Acadia National Park on cocaine charge released on bail

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A 63-year-old man arrested Tuesday in Acadia National Park, allegedly found with cocaine and $1,400 in cash in a borrowed car, was released on $1,000 unsecured bail Thursday after appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Nivison in U.S. District Court.

Glenn G. Watson of Bangor is charged with possession of cocaine.

Watson is scheduled to be arraigned July 7 on the federal misdemeanor.

Bail conditions include not using alcohol or illegal drugs, being tested for alcohol and illegal drugs, not possessing firearms and undergoing a mental health evaluation if directed to do so by the U.S. Department of Probation and Pretrial Services.

Watson was parked Thursday afternoon in the Lakewood parking area in a silver Ford Escort when a ranger saw a large plume of smoke come from the car, according to the complaint. He was cooperative with Park Ranger Elliot Arsenault.

Arsenault found marijuana in a compartment in the driver side door, the complaint said. He allegedly found the cocaine in a plastic container in the front passenger compartment.

Watson has a lengthy criminal history going back to 1988, according to Bangor Daily News archives. He was arrested by Bangor police in April 2010, one week after he finished a 15-month prison term for cocaine trafficking.

On the federal charge, he faces up to a year in prison and a fine between $1,000 and $100,000.


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