AUGUSTA — An 18-year-old from Camden was released from Kennebec County jail Thursday on $1,000 bail after being arrested two days earlier on drug charges.

Devon A. Palmer is charged with unlawful trafficking and unlawful possession of cocaine for allegedly having more than 14 grams of cocaine on him when the vehicle he was riding in was stopped on U.S. Route 201 Tuesday in Farmingdale.

A judge on Wednesday set Palmer’s bail at $1,000 cash with conditions that prohibit him from contact with two other people who were apparently in the same vehicle.

Maine State Police Trooper Mark Ferreira said in an affidavit filed in Augusta District Court that Trooper Christopher Rogers “attempted to detain the driver for drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.”

Ferreira said he asked Palmer, who was a passenger in the front seat, to exit the vehicle because he was going to search him for weapons. Palmer told the officer he had cocaine in his pocket, and Ferreira reported that he found one ounce of cocaine in the top left pocket of Palmer’s jeans.

The two charges each carry maximum penalties of 10 years in jail.

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