Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Bucksport Police Log Week of March 18

BUCKSPORT A traffic stop on Main Street Sunday resulted in the arrest of a Brewer woman and the seizure of crack cocaine, oxycodone and another drug, Deputy Police Chief David Winchester reported.

Officer Ryan Welch stopped the vehicle because of a defect he noticed.

After an investigation, Welch arrested Sherry Bedard, 47, of Brewer on three counts of drug possession.

“A fairly significant amount of crack was seized,” Winchester said.

Drug incidents

Officer Chris McCrillis and Officer Gerald Lowe are investigating a March 10 drug incident in which a girl, 14, “ingested something and had an adverse reaction to it,” Winchester said. Due to medical concerns, the girl was taken to a hospital.

A family member drove a girl, 14, who had taken too many prescription drugs to the public safety building for help on March 11. The girl was taken to a local hospital, police said.

Agency assists

Sgt. Darrin Moody said officers helped state Animal Welfare agents take possession of horses from a residence on Route 46 March 11.

Jim Britt, communications director for the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, said that agents seized two horses, a pony and two miniature horses. The animals were taken to an undisclosed location for safekeeping. Britt declined to comment on why the animals were seized due to the ongoing nature of an investigation.

Lowe escorted an employee from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to a residence Friday.


Brooke Malo, 33, of Bucksport was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension Friday.

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