Police say a Portland woman is facing a felony drug charge after suspected narcotics were found in her car in Brunswick on Monday, Oct. 18.

Following a complaint at around 12:32 p.m. of a red car driving erratically. Police stopped a vehicle driven by 43-year-old Patricia Oliver on Avalon Road.

A dog that is part of a K9 unit indicated there were drugs in the vehicle, police said, and a search lead to the seizure of 1.5 grams of fentanyl, a powerful opioid.

Oliver is being charged with Unlawful Furnishing Scheduled Drug, a Class D misdemeanor,  Unlawful Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs, a Class C felony, and Sale and Use of Drug Paraphernalia, a civil violation.

Class D crimes are punishable by up to 364 days incarceration and a $2,000 fine, and Class C crimes are punishable by up to five years incarceration and a $5,000 fine.

Police say Oliver was not under the influence. Oliver was released on personal recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Portland Superior Court on Dec. 21.

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