FARMINGTON — A Farmington man was arrested on drug charges Thursday after several months of investigation.

Scott Bard, 41, of Farmington, was charged with unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs when he reportedly tried to leave his residence with oxycodone, methadone drug paraphernalia and about $1,500, according to Special Agent Supervisor Matthew Cashman of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

The agency, Farmington police and sheriff’s deputies were keeping surveillance Thursday on Bard’s residence on Adams Circle, intending to execute a search warrant there, he said.

Before they could enter the home, however, Cpl. Ken Charles saw Bard drive away from the home and stopped him from leaving around 2 p.m. Charles searched the vehicle; found the drugs, paraphernalia and cash; and arrested Bard.

Bard was taken to the Franklin County jail, where he posted bail set at $2,500 cash.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252
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