OLD TOWN, Maine — Old Town police arrested two local people and two people from Connecticut on Friday after a probation check at a Brunswick Street residence turned up heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription pills, Old Town police Capt. Lee Miller said Monday.
Peter Garland, 35, of Old Town was charged with unlawful furnishing of a scheduled drug. Wendy Smith, 37, of Old Town was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and violation of a condition of release. Paul Comer, 26, of Windsor, Connecticut, was charged with aggravated trafficking in a scheduled drug and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug. Brittney Simmons, 20, of New Haven, Connecticut, was charged with aggravated trafficking in a scheduled drug and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug.
All four suspects remained at Penobscot County Jail late Monday afternoon, a jail official confirmed.
According to Miller, when Old Town police and probation officers visited Smith’s Brunswick Street home for a probation compliance check, they seized a hypodermic needle loaded with methamphetamine and a needle loaded with heroin in Smith’s bedroom. They also allegedly seized 60 packets of heroin and cocaine and prescription pills in Comer’s possession.
In another bedroom in the residence, police confiscated a bag containing 300 packets of heroin and 24 grams of cocaine that they determined belonged to Simmons, the police captain said.
Also seized was a rental car that was parked outside Smith’s residence, Miller said.
Smith, Comer and Simmons made initial appearances Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center before Judge Bruce Jordan, Assistant District Attorney Brendan O’Brien said.
Bail for Comer was set at $100,000, O’Brien said, noting that the Penobscot County district attorney’s office had requested that bail be set at that amount because of Comer’s drug history.
Simmons’ bail was set at $40,000, O’Brien said.
While Smith’s bail was set at $500 cash for Friday’s charges, she is being held without bail for pending felony theft and probation-related charges, O’Brien said.
It was not immediately clear when Garland will appear in court.