A Connecticut man was arrested on felony drug charges last week after he allegedly tried to steal cash and heroin from a woman he had met on a dating app and had sex with in a Brewer motel room.
Officers from the Brewer Police Department and other agencies went to the motel early Dec. 4 to check on the woman, who was staying there and had been released from jail with bail conditions, according to court documents.
When police arrived at the motel on Wilson Street, they found Rayquan T. Stokely, 35, of Bazrah, Connecticut, according to an affidavit from Cpl. Thom Tardiff of the Brewer Police Department.
When police searched a pair of black jeans that belonged to Stokely, they allegedly found $361 in cash and a baggy of drugs they determined to be heroin, Tardiff wrote.
In an interview with police, Stokely allegedly said that he had been with relatives in Bangor and had met the woman on a dating app called Plenty of Fish.
“He said that he met up with [the woman] for sex and weed,” Tardiff wrote.
After meeting the woman once at the motel, he returned on Dec. 3 — the night before police arrived — with the alleged plan of taking her cash and leaving, according to Tardiff. When she was asleep, he allegedly went into her night stand, took the money and some drugs that were there, stuffed them into his clothes and fell back asleep.
Police charged him with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, a class C felony, and aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, a class A felony.
They elevated the latter charge to aggravated trafficking because the motel room was within 100 feet of a private school in a local church, making it a drug-free zone under state law, Tardiff wrote in the affidavit.
Class A crimes carry a maximum of 30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. Class C crimes carry up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Police also indicated that Stokely sometimes goes by another name, Clayton Jeanette.