NORRIDGEWOCK — A Palmyra man remains in jail without bail after an officer said he saw him toss away a bag of cocaine and then discovered equipment used for packaging and selling drugs in his car.

Brian Scott, 25, was arrested Wednesday on Waterville Road when Cpl. Ritchie Putnam of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department stopped to check on two men who were parked on the side of the road near an all-terrain vehicle, according to a press release from Lt. Carl Gottardi of the sheriff’s department. Scott is charged with class A aggravated trafficking in a scheduled drug and violating condition of release.

Scott was seen by Putnam taking a plastic bag out of his pocket and throwing it to the ground, the release said. The bag contained about 28 grams of cocaine, which Gottardi said has a street value of about $2,800.

Police also said they found $2,080 cash on Scott.

On Thursday police executed a search warrant on his car, a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, where they found a set of digital scales and plastic baggies.

Scott is on probation for a 2013 drug trafficking conviction for trafficking in heroin and marijuana and was also out on bail for a previous probation violation, according to Gottardi. The charge is aggravated because of the prior convictions.

In Maine, possession of 14 grams or more of cocaine usually results in a trafficking charge, said Gottardi.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible against Scott.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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