AUBURN — A local boxer pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge Monday.

Steven Gamache, 30, of 1660 Riverside Drive was fined $400 in Androscoggin County Superior Court.

He pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, a Class D crime, punishable by up to 364 days in jail.

He had failed to appear in court in November because he had changed residences, according to his attorney, Paul Corey.

Gamache was arrested in November 2012 after a routine traffic stop on Washington Street at night and found to have two tablets of the painkiller hydrocodone, the active ingredient in the popular drug Vicodin, without a prescription.

Gamache told police a co-worker had given him the pills to treat a medical condition.

Gamache, who was raised in Lewiston, had an undefeated boxing record after four fights at the time of his arrest, according to Joey Gamache, a two-time world champion and Steven’s father.

In professional boxing circles, the younger Gamache was considered a rising star. He returned to the ring in 2010 after a six-year hiatus during which he graduated with a degree in business management from Berkley College.

He had a minor criminal record at the time of his arrest that included charges of disorderly conduct, leaving the scene of a crash and refusing to submit to arrest.


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