RICHMOND — A trooper’s attempt to help a stranded motorist on Interstate 295 led to an arrest and the confiscation of a truckload of bad meat.

Trooper Christopher Rogers stopped by the disabled Ohio pickup truck on May 7, according to a report provided by Maine State Police.

The driver, Jessica M. Eversole, 32, was arrested on warrants originating out of Kentucky.

“She was driving to Maine from New York,” according to the report.

A passenger in the truck, an unidentified man, told police he intended to sell the meat in convenience store parking lots to get cash.

“He had no paperwork for the meat and no license to sell the meat,” according to the report.

An inspector from the Maine Department of Agriculture was called to check the meat.

“She declared all 34 boxes of the meat were not fit for human consumption,” according to the report. “She tagged the truck and impounded it until…arrangements could be made to destroy the meat.”

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