Woman caught with heroin, oxycodone in Somerset County bust, police say

Posted Dec. 23, 2011, at 11:49 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 23, 2011, at 6:45 p.m.

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — A search warrant Thursday afternoon led to a drug bust for the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and the arrest of a North Anson woman, according to police.

Lt. Carl Gottardi of the Sheriff’s Office said authorities executed a search warrant on the person and motor vehicle of Jill Berryman, 45, of North Anson on U.S. Route 2 in Norridgewock.

When police searched Berryman’s vehicle, they seized 17 bags of heroin, oxycodone pills and drug-related paraphernalia, Gottardi said.

“This has been an ongoing, several-month-long investigation into Berryman allegedly selling drugs in the Somerset County area,” Gottardi said.

Berryman was arrested and charged with trafficking in a Schedule W drug and two counts of possession of a Schedule W drug. She is being held at Somerset County Jail in Madison on $10,000 cash bail. Her first court appearance is Feb. 8.