PORTSMOUTH — A Maine man who fell down drunk in front of two police officers with marijuana in his pocket, pleaded guilty to drug possession Monday.
Forrest Sullivan, 24, of Kittery, appeared in Portsmouth District Court April 13 when he pleaded guilty to a class A misdemeanor count of drug possession.
Prosecutor Karl Durand told the court Sullivan’s arrest was made after police were called to Market Square for a noise complaint. The officers found Sullivan, who “appeared heavily under the influence of alcohol” and said he had fallen on his face, so they kept watch over him while he walked toward Kittery, said Durand. After Sullivan fell again, police took him into protective custody when the marijuana was found, according to the prosecutor.
Sullivan’s criminal history includes convictions for driving while intoxicated and disorderly conduct, said Durand. According to Herald archives, in October 2005 he was assaulted by two men in the parking lot of the Kittery post office during what police described as a drug deal gone bad.
In exchange for his plea, Sullivan was fined $1,000, with $650 suspended. He was also court-ordered to successfully complete a substance abuse program.