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Stockton Springs Police Investigate Ecstasy Pill Case 

Catherine Pegram

Stockton Springs Police continue to investigate the case of nearly 100 Ecstasy pills found last week inside a backpack in a car. No one’s been charged yet for possessing the drugs.Police say the stash was discovered last Friday after a driver was stopped on Cape Jellison Road because of a vehicle defect.Department supervisor Merl Reed says an officer searched the car when he determined the driver was on probation and one of the five passengers was out on bail.Drug agents and state police were called in to help. But authorities couldn’t determine who owned the 96 pills.The driver, 19-year-old Dalton Hines of Belfast, was summonsed for operating a vehicle with a suspended license and for illegal transportation of drugs by a minor. His passenger, 24-year-old Nathan Johnson of Stockton Springs, was arrested for violating bail conditions on a drug trafficking charge earlier in the month. Both remain at the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.