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Brewer man on bail charged with cocaine trafficking

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Two members of the Bangor Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team noticed a man who was out on bail last week and decided to check what was in his pockets, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said on Tuesday.

Police reportedly found plastic baggies that contained a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine and charged him with dealing drugs.

Craig J. Pelkey, 44, of Brewer was stopped by Officers Josh Kuhn and Taylor Bagley about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 on Ohio Street.

“They searched him because he had bail conditions,” Edwards said. “There was a total of 3½ grams” of cocaine in the baggies.

Pelkey was charged with Class B unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, as well as violating his bail conditions and carrying a concealed weapon for a pair of brass knuckles in his pocket.

Last week’s arrest wasn’t the first for Pelkey, according to the Bangor Daily News archives.

Pelkey was sentenced in February to 30 days in jail for carrying a concealed weapon, a collapsible baton found in a fanny pack, and 30 days in jail for each of two counts of violating his bail conditions. He also was fined $400 and was fined another $400 for unlawful possession of synthetic hallucinogens, the BDN listings state.

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