May 28, 2018
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Clifton man charged with unlawful possession of oxycodone

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A burglary investigation led police to arrest a 29-year-old Clifton man for oxycodone possession and possession of a knife Sunday morning.

Officer Taylor Bagley was working on a reported burglary at Target Industrial Circle when dispatch advised him a possible suspect vehicle was driving erratically on Ohio Street, according to Sgt. Paul Edwards.

When police ran the plates, they came back to a Bauer Street address, Edwards said, and Bagley headed to the area near the Ohio Street redemption center to wait for the truck’s arrival.

The truck’s passenger, Ralph Tripp, asked the driver to drop him off at the redemption center. When he saw police, he took off on foot, Edwards said.

Tripp didn’t get far, and police were able to take him into custody quickly, Edwards said. When he was searched, officers found an undisclosed amount of oxycodone and a button knife.

Tripp was charged with unlawful possession of oxycodone and possession of a dangerous knife. He was brought to Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Tuesday.

The alleged burglary at Target Industrial Circle, which Edwards said may have occurred Saturday, remains under investigation.

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