Father, daughter from Scarborough accused of trafficking cocaine, OxyContin

Posted Sept. 16, 2012, at 6:17 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 16, 2012, at 12:39 p.m.

METHUEN, Mass. — A father and daughter from Maine face drug trafficking charges after Methuen police seized cocaine and OxyContin from them on Pleasant Street on Friday night.

Joseph Bowser, 51, and Molly Bowser, 21, both of Scarborough, were arrested Friday night, according to Methuen police Lt. Michael Pappalardo.

Capt. Kris McCarthy was patrolling the area about 6:45 p.m. when he reported seeing the Bowsers, who were in their car, speaking to some people, Pappalardo said. “He observed what he believed to be a drug transaction,” Pappalardo said.

McCarthy and Officer Timothy Getchell searched the pair and their car, finding a plastic bag with about 40 grams of cocaine in Joseph Bowser’s possession, Pappalardo said. Approximately 50 OxyContin pills were found in Molly Bowser’s purse, he said.

They each were charged with drug trafficking and possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute, Pappalardo said. Both charges are felonies.

The pair were held on $10,000 cash bail and are scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning in Lawrence District Court.

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