EDDINGTON, Maine — What began as a traffic stop on Route 9 Friday night resulted in the arrests of three people from East Machias on a variety of charges, several of them drug-related.
The incident also involved a search for a suspect who ingested a potentially dangerous amount of cocaine and fled into the woods, said Deputy Daren Mason of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department, who is assigned to Eddington.
More than a dozen officers from Penobscot County, Maine State Police and the Holden and Brewer police departments played a role in the arrests. Some took part in the search, others secured the search area along Routes 9 and 46 and took part in the search of the vehicle and the other two suspects. Emergency rescue personnel from Eddington also responded.
The three people who were arrested were:
• Jeremy Ward, 33, who recently returned to East Machias from southern Maine, Mason said. Ward was charged with trafficking in marijuana; failure to provide his correct name; tampering with physical evidence; refusing to submit to arrest or detention; assault on a police officer, which is a Class C felony; and possession of cocaine.
Mason said that Ward was taken to Penobscot County Jail by Penobscot County Sgt. William Sheehan shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday, after he was medically cleared at Eastern Maine Medical Center. He was taken to the hospital after eating what Mason described as about half an “8-ball” of cocaine. An 8-ball is the equivalent of one-eighth of an ounce
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