WINSLOW — A 32-year-old Winslow man has been arrested on drug charges for the third time in two months.

The man, Casey Bellows, drew one drug-related charge in connection to his Friday afternoon arrest by Winslow police, while previous arrests in March and April led to a total of 15 charges.

Police, following up on a lead, went to Bellows’ home on South Pond Road and searched his vehicle, finding what they believe to be cocaine residue, according to Lt. Josh Veilleux of the Winslow Police Department.

Based on the residue, Veilleux said, Bellows was charged with possession of a schedule W drug, a class D crime, which carries a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Bellows also has been charged with violating a condition of release, a class E crime with a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Bellows was released from the Kennebec County jail later on Friday after posting $250 cash bail.

The two other arrests led to more charges, some of which carry higher penalties.

Police said Bellows was arrested March 14 after officers, armed with a no-knock warrant, stormed his home and confiscated crack cocaine, cash and hundreds of pills, leading to 10 charges.

He was arrested again April 29 after a police officer stopped Bellows’ vehicle in Winslow and found cocaine, pills and drug paraphernalia, which led to five charges, police said.

Of those charges, six are class D crimes and four are class E crimes. The remaining five are charges of drug trafficking, class B crimes that carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison each.

He is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Waterville District Court to face the charges from March, and June 25 in Kennebec County Superior Court to face the charges from April.

His court date for the most recent charge is July 2 in Kennebec; Veilleux said Kennebec court officials may combine those two dates into one.
 
Matt Hongoltz-Hetling — 861-9287
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