June 22, 2018
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Wanted Prospect woman arrested with bath salts in backpack, police say

Bangor Police Department | BDN
Bangor Police Department | BDN
Ernestine Chubbuck
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A bail check for a wanted Willow Street resident early Wednesday night led to the arrest of another wanted person who was found with the synthetic drug bath salts in her backpack, Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt said Thursday.

Prospect resident Ernestine Chubbuck, 43, was arrested and searched after police smelled marijuana on her and ran her name, discovering three outstanding warrants for her arrest, he said.

“They found some hypodermic needles, two Ziploc bags with white powder that resembled bath salts and some other paraphernalia,” Hunt said.

Chubbock was wanted for failing to appear in court and for two unpaid fines, a Penobscot County Jail official said.

She was charged with two counts of possession of a hallucinogenic drug, sale and use of drug paraphernalia and was taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

Police said they have dealt with Chubbuck several times, including in March when a police tracking dog found her hiding in a trash bin with stolen merchandise from a Bangor Mall area store.

She was arrested for theft on March 1 and also was charged with violating the conditions of her bail from a prior arrest, according to Bangor Daily News archives.

Chubbuck also has convictions for assault, operating with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, operating after suspension and twice for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

She remained in jail Thursday morning, the jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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