In recent months, Bath Salts have been an increasing problem in the Bangor area and there has been an attempt to bring them on campus.This attempt resulted in an arrest of a non-UMaine student. They are very dangerous drugs that have been misrepresented by sellers as “Molly” or other drugs.
Bath salts products are known to produce certain side effects, some of which are quite severe. There have been reports of psychotic behavior and even death in Bath Salts users. The following is the list of short-term side effects associated with consumption of this drug as reported by available open sources:
Increased heart rate
Diminished requirement for sleep
Lack of appetite
Increased alertness and awareness
Anxiety and hallucinations
Fits and delusions
Severe paranoia and panic attacks
Source: Office of Substance Abuse, July 2011
Please call the University of Maine Police Department immediately at 581-4040 if you suspect that this drug is on campus or report anonymously online (umaine.edu/police/campus-eyes).
If you need assistance due to use/addiction, call 581-1423 for the Student Wellness Resource Center to meet with Bud Walkup, LADC.Print This Post
It has been reported to UMPD that the dangerous synthetic drug known as “Bath Salts” as been found in the local area.
It is possible that this white, powdery substance packaged in clear plastic bags could be sold as other drug types.
UMPD asks you to report any incidents of drug possession or sale immediately to 581-4040 or anonymously through the Campus Eyes on this website (http://www.umaine.edu/police).Print This Post
The University of Maine Police Department is currently investigating a rash of damage done to light poles in the south campus area since mid-September.
According to the Assistant Director of Facilities Management, Geremy Chubbuck, the estimate of damage has grown to approximately $9,000 over the two-month period. A lot of overtime has been expended to bring in electricians to repair the wiring and poles and get them back to working condition.
Facilities Management has announced a $200 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person(s) involved.
UMPD Chief Roland LaCroix advised that anyone caught damaging a light pole is subject to prosecution for Criminal Mischief, a Class D crime. If the person(s) can be linked to more than one damaged pole, the charges could rise to a felony level.
Chief LaCroix advises that his officers have stepped up special patrols and surveillance in the area and will continue until someone is apprehended.
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The following three sections of Maine law govern the operation of a motor vehicle and are intended to protect others from distracted drivers.
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Secure, on-line property registration is now available through UMaine PD and UMaine IT. Click on the Property Registration link on the right side of the screen or click here Property RegistrationPrint This Post