April 27, 2018
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Palmyra man arrested after allegedly trafficking cocaine, violating bail

Somerset County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Somerset County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Brian Scott
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — A Palmyra man on probation for a drug trafficking charge is in more trouble after he was arrested on Wednesday, according to police.

Brian Scott, 25, who was convicted last year of felony heroin and marijuana trafficking charges, was caught with heroin on Wednesday, according to Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, Cpl. Richie Putnam was checking on two men that had parked on the side of Waterville Road near an all-terrain vehicle, and as he approached, Scott was observed taking a plastic bag out of his pants pocket and throwing it on the ground, Gottardi explained.

The baggie contained about 28 grams of cocaine and a search of Scott turned up $2,080 in cash, police reported. Scott was subsequently arrested.

On Thursday, Gottardi obtained a search warrant for Scott’s vehicle and a set of digital scales, plastic baggies and paperwork were seized.

In addition to his probation, Scott also was free on bail for a previous charge of violating his probation, according to Gottardi.

Scott was taken to Somerset County Jail and charged with aggravated trafficking a scheduled W drug, a Class A felony, and violating conditions of release.

A probation hold was placed on him.

Scott could face more charges once the case is reviewed by the district attorney’s office. Scott remained in jail on Friday.

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