April 08, 2020

Man held on drug charges> Police say marijuana found after stop for unlit headlight

A Bangor man stopped for driving a car with one headlight Wednesday night was arrested on drug charges.

Bangor police Officer Brad Johnston reported stopping the car around 10 p.m. on Union Street and that as he approached the car, he recognized the driver as Eric McNally, 28.

After finding a roach and possible marijuana in the car’s ashtray, Johnston searched McNally and reported finding an unlabeled prescription bottle with six white pills in it. McNally said they were Percoset and they were later identified as Oxycodone, a form of Percoset.

While Johnston searched the car, Officer Chris Morley said he watched McNally throw something from a pocket, which McNally told Morley was just a roach clip.

After searching the passenger compartment, Johnston turned his attention to the car’s trunk where he found a brown paper bag. Inside the bag were four smaller bags of what appeared to be marijuana packaged for sale, indicated Johnston. The marijuana weighed about 4 ounces, he said.

McNally was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail where officers there reported finding what appeared to be another bag of marijuana and a small bag containing more white pills. The pills were later identified as a non-narcotic prescription pain reliever and allegedly were found with the bag in one of McNally’s pockets.

Morley reported cataloging an assortment of bank statements, phone numbers, a pager and $88.70 from McNally.

McNally was charged with aggravated furnishing in marijuana and with possession of a schedule W drug. He remained in jail late Thursday night. —-

A man was arrested Thursday morning after he reportedly tried to break in to a Bangor strip club in search of alcohol.

An anonymous call sent police to Diva’s on State Street around 9:30 a.m. There, Officer Clifford Worcester found a man pulling on the framework of Diva’s door on French Street and inquired about what the man was doing.

“I’m trying to break in,” Worcester reported was the response from Michael Eremita, 33, a transient.

During further questioning by Worcester, Eremita said that he was breaking in to steal alcohol so that he could dump it. He said he was doing this because there are too many fatalities.

Eremita apparently chose the wrong place to break into if he was looking for alcohol. Diva’s doesn’t serve alcohol.

Eremita reportedly admitted he had ripped a piece of sheet metal off the door, which had been put in place to cover the door’s window from prying eyes.


Dean H. Davis, 72, of Carmel was summoned for leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage after the car he was driving struck another on Main Street in Bangor Wednesday morning.

Charlene Smith, 34, of Bangor was turning left onto Main Street from the Dunkin’ Donuts when Davis turned into the parking lot and struck Smith’s car. Officer Joel Nadeau reported Davis was located later and summoned.

Nadeau said it was reported later that Melisha Smith, 12, a passenger in the Smith car, had possible neck injuries and had subsequently sought medical attention.

— Compiled by Doug Kesseli

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