Friday, February 09, 2007

Numbskull nods off, now nabbed

Well, this is one way to get rid of the dumber drug dealers coming into Maine from out of state...
Bus snoozer gets rude awakening
Friday, February 9, 2007
MACHIAS (AP) - A weary traveler who had 80 bags of suspected heroin with him learned the hard way that "You snooze, you lose."

Brian Nowick, 38, of Springfield, Mass., was awakened from his slumber on a bus to find himself in the presence of a police officer.

Police said they searched him and found heroin and a substance believed to be cocaine after realizing he was wanted for a warrant out of Cumberland County. Nowick, who was arrested Monday, remained in Washington County Jail on Thursday.

It's not a crime to sleep on a bus, but Nowick was unresponsive when the bus rolled into Machias. "He wouldn't wake up," said Assistant District Attorney Joelle Pratt. "A woman beside him couldn't get out of her seat."

When he did wake up, he gave a false name, police said. He told police he had planned to visit a friend in Machiasport.

Yep. Brilliant, I tell ya.

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