Oakland man faces charges after police allegedly discover 176 illegal pills in his vehicle

Posted Jan. 14, 2014, at 5:20 p.m.

FAIRFIELD, Maine — An Oakland man faces multiple charges after the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department found drugs in his vehicle after executing a search warrant, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster.

Brian P. Ouellette, 43, of Oakland was a passenger in a green Ford Ranger that the department’s warrant team stopped to execute a drug search warrant Monday afternoon on Bigelow Hill Road in Fairfield.

Police discovered 176 controlled pills, including oxycodone, Percocet, Ritalin and Adderall, in the vehicle and on Ouellette, according to Lancaster. They also allegedly seized a small amount of marijuana, digital scales, drug-related paraphernalia and $1,191 in cash.

Ouellette faces changes of trafficking in Schedule W drugs, furnishing a Schedule W drug, and another count for violating conditions of his release. Ouellette was on bail in Kennebec County at the time of his arrest for a previous charge of possession of a Schedule W drug, according to Lancaster.

“Mr. Ouellette has a lengthy criminal record consisting of several felony and misdemeanor convictions to include a prior drug trafficking conviction,” Lancaster said in a news release. “Mr. Ouellette has allegedly been selling pills in Somerset and Kennebec Counties.”