Saturday was National Drug Take-Back Day.s=Several law enforcement agencies were out accepting any unused or expired prescriptions or drugs that needed to be disposed of.Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office was set up at Cascade Park.They were collecting any drugs people wanted to dispose of safely with no questions asked.They say it’s something they hope more people think of.”It’s really important to get the medications out of our home.
Police are seeking a 31-year-old man in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a burning car in Bangor.The Bangor Daily News says Nicholas Sexton is wanted on a fugititve-from-justice warrant for a triple homicide in Maine.Police in Brockton, Massachusetts were looking for him this week and confirmed the warrant.Sexton’s address is unknown.
A lawyer representing a timber company charged in connection with a pot growing operation in Washington County was in court Friday morning.The attorney for Haynes Timberland pleaded not guilty on the company’s behalf to federal drug charges.Drug agents say in 2009, they found nearly 3,000 pot plants in Township 37.Rodney Russell, 49, Robert Berg, 49, Malcom French, 50, and Kendall Chase, 55, are also charged in connection to the case.They’re facing federal drug offenses and charges of harboring illegal aliens.All have been released on bond.
Bail has been set at $50,000 for two people police say were involved in three recent pharmacy robberies in Central Maine.Jonah Masse, 25 of Dixmont and Sydney Duff, 20, from Canada, are charged with two counts of robbery.Newport’s police chief says the couple robbed the Newport Rite Aid earlier this month and once in August.He says they’re also responsible for Tuesday’s attempted robbery in Pittsfield.Additional charges are likely for that.Masse and Duff are being held at Penobscot County Jail.They are scheduled to be back in court in November.
An award-winning documentary will have a viewing in Waterville on Monday.”The Invisible War,” a documentary about rape in the military, will come to the Railroad Square Cinema on October 1st.The sexual assault and support center in Winthrop is hosting the public screening.The show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Folks in Ellsworth will fall into the season this weekend with their annual Autumn Gold Days celebration..It’s designed to show off local businesses.But some interesting artwork by Ellsworth High School students will also be on display.Photojournalist Mark Rediker has the story.