A Skowhegan man accused of bringing illegal narcotics from out of state into Somerset County remained in jail Tuesday after his arrest on felony drug charges.

Roberto D. Figueroa, 57, of Oak Street, allegedly was obtaining heroin and cocaine in Massachusetts and reselling the drugs in Somerset County, according to a release from the county sheriff’s department.

Search warrants were executed Nov. 21 and again Nov. 24 at Figueroa’s apartment by the sheriff’s five-member warrant team, a tracking dog and a member of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

A detective from the Waterville Police Department assisted in the investigation.

The seized drugs have an approximate street value of $10,600.

Figueroa’s activities have been the object of police attention and an ongoing investigation for some time, investigators said.

During the execution of the search warrants, about 80 grams of cocaine, 20 grams of heroin, a small amount of hashish, methadone, digital scales, drug packaging material, $760 in cash and drug paraphernalia were seized. The cash was seized because of its reported direct link to illicit drug-trafficking activities, according to the release.

Figueroa is charged with aggravated trafficking in heroin and cocaine, a class A felony. He is charged additionally with possession of drugs and was ordered held on a probation violation.

The drug-trafficking charge was elevated to the class A level because Figueroa had prior felony drug convictions. Figueroa is on probation for felony domestic violence assault in Kennebec County.

Additional drug-trafficking and drug-related charges might be lodged against Figueroa once the case is reviewed by the district attorney’s office. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible, according to police.

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