SKOWHEGAN — A New York man arrested on drug charges this week after an extended investigation by the Somerset County Sherriff’s Department.

Terrence Allen, 27, of the Bronx, N.Y., was arrested Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Route 2 in Skowhegan on a drug search warrant by the sheriff’s department.

Allen was found with 50 oxycodone pills, worth an estimated $1,750, according to police. He was charged with trafficking of scheduled drugs, possession of scheduled drugs and violation of condition of release.

Allen was out on bail in Maine for a criminal motor vehicle matter at the time of the arrest.

Lt. Carl Gottardi of the sheriff’s department said Allen is also being checked for outstanding charges in other states.

“There has been an ongoing drug investigation for Allen,” he said, although he would not say how long the investigation has been going on.

Allen is being held at the Somerset County Jail in Madison. Terms of bail and arraignment have not yet been decided.

In an unrelated bust, Jason Keaton, 33, of Norridgewock was arrested Monday on Sophie May Lane in Norridgewock, where police searched his car and found 49 oxycodone pills along with drug paraphernalia and about $2,000 in cash.

According to police, the oxycodone pills are worth about $1,715, or about $35 each.

He was charged with trafficking of scheduled drugs and possession of scheduled drugs.

Keaton was released on $1,000 cash bail from Somerset County Jail Monday night.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368
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