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  • Published
    December 14, 2011

    Bath salts seized

    Agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency have seized two-and-a-half pounds of bath salts in the past week in Thomaston and Waterville, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Public Safety. Drug agents said the contraband — which has a street value of $170,000 — was destined to be sold in Knox County, according to the news release. Travis Griffin, 26, of Thomaston was served a summons ...

  • Published
    November 4, 2011

    Hospital adds police coverage

    There will be a police officer at Pen Bay Medical Center each day for at least the next month as the hospital grapples with a national trend of increased violent behavior by patients.Pen Bay will pay for the coverage. The hospital has been in talks with both the Rockport Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff's Office this week in the wake of last week's violent outburst by a patient suspected of having ...

  • Published
    November 2, 2011

    Camden police use Taser on naked man

    Law enforcement from Camden, Rockport and the Knox County Sheriff's Office had to subdue a man early Nov. 2, thought to be high on some type of drug, possibly bath salts, after police said he caused a danger to himself and officers. At about 3:20 a.m., Camden Police Officer Cody Laite responded to a complaint at an apartment building on Union Street that a 19-year-old male had broken out a second story window ...

  • Published
    November 2, 2011

    Camden Hills to begin drug-dog searches in wake of bath salts case

    More than 200 parents, teachers and concerned community members attended a meeting at Camden Hills Regional High School Nov. 1 to learn more about the school's plan to bring drug-sniffing dogs into the school. The school has weighed the option for a couple of years as cases of drug use have increased at the school, but the administration has decided to move ahead after bath salts were recently found at the ...

  • Published
    November 1, 2011

    Pen Bay mulls security in wake of bath salts cases

    Pen Bay Medical Center is assessing its security needs in the wake of an increased number of bath salts cases being treated at the hospital. Rockport Police Chief Mark Kelley said the chief operating officer of the hospital contacted him and wants to discuss additional police coverage. Kelley said the police department has always worked with the hospital and adjusts when times change. He said this is one of ...

  • Published
    October 31, 2011

    Five Town CSD board to review student search policy

    Camden Hills Regional High School administrators will hold a parents meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. to explain the school's plan to implement a canine search to help keep drugs away from students. The meeting will be held in the gym. The Policy Committee of the Five Town Community School District, the board that oversees operations at the high school, is expected to review policies associated with school ...

  • Published
    October 31, 2011

    Judge sets high bail for suspect in bath salts spree at PBMC

    Citing concerns about possible flashback episodes, a state judge set bail high Oct. 31 for a 19-year-old Searsport man charged with trashing a room in the special care unit at Pen Bay Medical Center. "This stuff [bath salts] is so dangerous that the Legislature has had to legislate twice this year," Judge Joseph Field said during the initial court appearance for Trevor Libby. Libby is charged with felony ...

  • Published
    October 28, 2011

    Patient causes $30,000 damage at hospital

    A Rockland police officer, one sheriff's deputy and two Rockport police officers responded to a call for help from Pen Bay Medical Center Thursday evening, Oct. 27, to help with an agitated male, whom police suspect had been using drugs, perhaps bath salts. The 19-year-old patient had been given a ride to the hospital on the evening of Oct. 25 by Rockland Police Department from Rockland. Two days later, he ...

  • Published
    October 26, 2011

    Bath salts surface at Camden Hills Regional High School

    A vial of a white and yellow granular substance was discovered in a chair at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport on Oct. 21, and an officer with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency identified it as bath salts. For Rockport Police Officer Craig Cooley, who is investigating its discovery there, the synthetic drug is a disturbing omen of more trouble to come. "This has got to be the scariest drug I've ...

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