Bangor, Maine News Update: June 15, 2018
A 45-year-old Milford woman is charged with drug trafficking after a search of her Henderson Lane home. Officials say they had been investigating Olivia Dunn for about three months before seizing over twelve thousand dollars’ worth of cocaine base and heroin from her home. Police say more arrests are likely.
Medical marijuana may be legal in Maine but that doesn’t mean that an employer has to pay for it under the state workers’ compensation system. State supreme court justices concluded in a 5 to 2 decision that federal law takes precedence in a conflict between the federal Controlled Substances Act and the state medical marijuana law.
The ranked choice voting process continues after Tuesday’s election with ballots being transported to Augusta, where the next round of tabulations will take place. Election officials say they hope to have unofficial election results next week.
The City of Bangor is opening up more opportunities for food truck vendors, as the local demand increases. Currently, the city has five spots on the waterfront reserved for the vendors, and in the next few weeks will offer six more places across the city. The only stipulation is that they pack up and leave each night.
A 5K and golf tournament in Orrington on June 30th will help support a program that offers help to anyone who’s trying to kick a drug addiction. Downeast Project Hope is a collaborative between the Ellsworth Police Department and Healthy Acadia that connects people in need with rehab programs, even if they have to go out of state to find beds. Get more information about this event at Healthy Acadia dot org and on our Sunday morning program, ‘Maine Concerns.’