SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A local man with a history of drug offenses is facing more charges after more than $10,000 in contraband was seized from an Oak Street residence, police said.
Roberto Figueroa, 57, is accused of aggravated trafficking in a Schedule W drug and possession of a Schedule W drug, Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office said.
Search warrants were executed at Figueroa’s residence on Friday and Monday, according to Lancaster.
“This has been an ongoing investigation by the Sheriff’s Department regarding Figueroa allegedly obtaining heroin and cocaine in Massachusetts,” said Lancaster, who added Figueroa is believed to have been selling the drugs throughout Somerset County.
During the searches, 80 grams of cocaine, 20 grams of heroin, hashish, methadone, digital scales, drug packaging materials and paraphernalia and $760 in cash were seized, the chief deputy said.
Figueroa’s drug trafficking charge was elevated to aggravated, a Class A felony, due to the fact he has prior felony drug trafficking convictions, according to Lancaster. He is also on probation for a felony domestic violence assault out of Kennebec County, Lancaster added. Waterville police arrested Figueroa in August 2012 for an assault against his girlfriend.
Additional charges against Figueroa are possible and more arrests in connection with the case are possible, Lancaster said. Agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Waterville police assisted the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.
Figueroa was booked into the Somerset County Jail following his arrest.