ELLSWORTH — Police said a routine traffic stop on State Street Monday morning led to the arrest of all three people in the car.
Officer James Gillway Jr. stopped a vehicle around 8 a.m. because it did not have an inspection sticker.
The driver of the vehicle, 44-year-old Theresa Murphy of Ellsworth, ended up being arrested on multiple charges.
Those charges included operating after suspension, attaching false plates, unlawful possession of schedule W drugs (believed to be methadone and Adderall, though lab tests are pending), possession of more than 10 hypodermic apparatuses (police said Murphy had 59 syringes) and unlawful possession of a schedule Z drug (believed to be Nexium, pending lab tests).
Murphy also was issued a traffic summons for having no visible inspection sticker on her vehicle.
Also arrested as a result of the traffic stop were Murphy’s two passengers, who both had active arrest warrants out in their names.
Lori King, 39, of Ellsworth, was arrested on a warrant charging her with unpaid fines on a previous charge out of Penobscot County.
Elwood Carter, 46, of Ellsworth was arrested on a warrant charging him with unpaid fines on a previous charge out of Hancock County.