East Millinocket Police are still attempting to learn the true identity of a “John Doe” arrested on drug trafficking charges after a traffic stop last Thursday.
On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 9, East Millinocket Police Sgt. Garret Carlson conducted a traffic stop for a motor vehicle defect.
One of the passengers in the vehicle “clearly was attempting to give a false identification” to Sgt. Carlson, police stated in a Thursday press release.
Another officer was able to obtain identification from the passenger, but learned that the individual had a warrant out for his arrest under a fake identity he had been using for “quite some time,” according to police.
“John Doe” was then placed under arrest, but as officers were searching them he attempted to pull away and run from the officers.
After a physical struggle officers were able to take the unidentified man into custody.
In the course of their search officers discovered over 220 grams of suspected methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and fentanyl, in addition to a large amount of cash concealed on the unidentified man’s person.
“John Doe” was charged with two counts of Aggravated Trafficking of Scheduled Drugs, Unlawful Trafficking of Scheduled Drugs, Refusing to Submit to Arrest, Unsworn Falsification and Falsifying Physical Evidence.
He was booked at the Penobscot County Jail under the name “John Doe,” and is being held on $250,000 bail.
The East Millinocket Police Department have requested that anyone with information regarding this case contact them at (207) 746-3555.