Saco River

Saco River. (Wikimedia Photo)

A paddler is facing felony drug possession charges after emergency personnel were called to help him when he started hallucinating along Maine’s Saco River.

According to an article on, the 19-year-old paddler from Dorchester, Massachusetts, was part of a canoeing party that was camping just below Canal Bridge in Fryeburg on Saturday. Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin said the paddler told officers he was having a bad trip and “thought his hands were melting.”

Read about a Saco River paddler charged with drug possession.