SANFORD — When police responded to a report of an unconscious driver on Spruce Street around 8 p.m. Sunday, they found the two people in the car awake —  but they also allegedly found drugs — what they suspect to be heroin and the prescription muscle relaxant called Flexeril.

Deputy Police Chief Tim Strout said the driver of the vehicle, Jennifer Spencer-McKenzie, 33, of Shapleigh, and her passenger, Jason Nolan, 38, of Sanford, were taken into custody without incident. 

The driver had started to pull away when police arrived, said Strout, but told the officer that everything was okay.

Strout said an investigation led to the search of the vehicle and seizure of hypodermic apparatus, suspected heroin and Flexeril. The quantity of the drugs seized was not released.

Spencer-McKenzie was charged with two counts of possession of scheduled drugs, and possession of a hypodermic apparatus. As well, she was arrested on an outstanding warrant. She was held at York County Jail on $2,200 bail and was to have made her first court appearance on Monday afternoon.

Nolan was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of scheduled drugs. He was held in lieu of $2,000 bail and was also scheduled to make his first court appearance on Monday afternoon.

Nolan has a criminal history in Sanford dating to 1999, when he pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer, violating conditions of release and aggravated assault. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with all but six years suspended and as a condition of his five years probation was ordered not to enter the municipalities of Sanford or Wells.

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 324-4444 (local call in Sanford) or 282-1535, ext. 327 or [email protected]

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