After Brewer police Officer Liz Kelley stopped a vehicle on North Main Street late Thursday and received consent to search the vehicle, she asked the driver and passenger to get out, and that is when the passenger admitted to violating the law, Sgt. David Lord said on Friday.

“As the guy got out of the car he said he dropped his marijuana pipe on the floor,” he said.

Matthew Griffiths, 18, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after the traffic stop, which took place at around 10:51 p.m. He was not arrested. The driver of the car was not charged. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office looked into a Thursday afternoon fire at Bangor Armor Liners, a truck bed lining company, and have determined that it was accidental, Sgt. Tim York of the State Fire Marshal’s Office said Friday.

The cause of the fire was “accidental, due to a malfunction of the oil furnace,” he said.

Twenty firefighters from Bangor Fire Department went to the outer Hammond Street fire, which was called into the station around 3:20 p.m., and “they had it under control fairly quickly,” Assistant Chief Scott Bostock said Thursday night. No injuries were reported, he said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)