June 19, 2018
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Dedham man found passed out at convenience store gets drug charge

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

HOLDEN, Maine — A Dedham man was charged with felony drug possession early Monday morning after he was found passed out in his vehicle at the Circle K convenience store on U.S. Route 1A.

David Rocha, 30, was arrested after Holden police received a report from a concerned motorist shortly after 4 a.m., according to Holden police Chief Gene Worcester.

When Officer Bruce Graybill went to check up on the man, he saw needles and a pocket knife in Rocha’s lap, Worcester said. Rocha, who was difficult to wake up, reportedly admitted to having taken heroin and a small amount was found in his vehicle.

Rocha was charged with possession of heroin, a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison, Worcester said. After he was medically cleared by emergency medical personnel, Rocha was taken to Penobscot County Jail. He has since been released on bail, Worcester said.

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