Arrest of Skowhegan man may be related to New Yorker’s drug charges, police say

Posted Oct. 28, 2012, at 3:28 p.m.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Police say the arrest of a local man on Saturday may be related to other recent drug arrests in the area.

Scott Jones, 46, of Skowhegan was arrested and charged with possession of a Scheduled W drug and violation of conditions of release, Class D and E offenses, respectively. Jones was out on bail for an unrelated, non-drug related charge.

At about 3 p.m. on Saturday, the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department executed a drug search warrant on a person and vehicle on High Street in Skowhegan, said Detective Lt. Carl E. Gottardi II in a statement on Sunday.

Strips of Suboxone, an opioid, $1,200 in cash, drug related paraphernalia and a white 2003 Mercury Sable were seized by police, said Gottardi.

Gottardi said other charges may be forthcoming against Jones and others after the case is reviewed by the district attorney’s office.

“This case, along with other recent cases, has been an ongoing investigation into illicit drug trafficking activities in Somerset County,” said Gottardi.

Gottardi said he believes this most recent arrest also is connected to Terrance Allen, a New York man who was arrested on Tuesday and found in possession of 50 oxycodone pills.