BANGOR, Maine — Two men arrested last week at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on southbound Interstate 95 in Old Town with 101 pounds of marijuana hidden in the pickup truck in which they were traveling were released Wednesday on bail.

Louis Bailey, 46, of Wells and Roland Daggett, 43, of Portsmouth, N.H., were released on $5,000 and $10,000 unsecured bond, respectively. Each man is charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

The men did not enter pleas Wednesday in their brief but separate court appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Margaret Kravchuk.

Daggett’s bail most likely was higher than Bailey’s because Daggett has a 1995 conviction in state court for aggravated drug trafficking for marijuana. He was sentenced to a year in jail, all of it suspended, and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

The men were arrested on Thursday, Aug. 26, when marijuana was discovered shortly after 9 p.m. in a large, locked toolbox in the back of a pickup truck registered to Bailey after a police dog alerted to the presence of controlled substances, according to court documents. The pot was packaged in five vacuum-sealed bricks.

Bailey allegedly told investigators he did not have a key to the toolbox and that it had not been opened in two years. A key that looked like the type used on similar toolboxes was found on Bailey’s key chain, according to court documents. It was used to open the toolbox, where the marijuana was hidden.

Investigators also found a handgun and ammunition for the weapon in the center console of the truck. Bailey allegedly told investigators that he had purchased the gun earlier in the day in Kittery for protection.

The men told investigators conflicting stories about where they had been. Daggett said they were headed to Vinalhaven but had taken a wrong turn, according to court documents. Bailey said they were coming from Vinalhaven.

The last ferries of the day leave the island for Rockland at 4:30 p.m. and Rockland for the island at 4:30 p.m., according to information on the Maine Ferry Service website.

If convicted, each man faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

The men were arrested at the checkpoint, which was set up in Old Town at a former state weigh station for five days between Aug 26 and 30. A similar checkpoint was set up in the same location two years ago, Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Dave Astle of the U.S. Border Patrol said Wednesday.

Border Patrol agents were assisted by the Maine State Police and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

As a result of the checkpoint, which stopped all vehicles traveling on I-95, four people were charged with violating immigration laws, Astle said. In addition to the arrest of Bailey and Daggett, troopers issued summonses to 45 individuals.

A majority of them were for the misdemeanor possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, he said. At least one was issued for the possession of dangerous knives.