SKOWHEGAN — A Cornville man who was arrested by Maine State Police in southern Maine on Monday on multiple drug charges including possession of heroin and hypodermic needles was arrested again Wednesday on similar charges.

Gregory Strout, 28, was stopped for speeding by a county deputy on North Avenue in Skowhegan about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department. Strout’s 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck was searched by Deputy David Cole, who found five bags of heroin, Gottardi said.

Strout was charged with possession of heroin, a class C felony, and with violation of the conditions of release — the new criminal conduct — from his release on bail Monday in Falmouth, also a class C felony. In both cases Strout was allegedly speeding and police found five suspected bags of heroin.

“We’re still looking into the case further — it comes just a day and a half after his first arrest,” Gottardi said.

Strout is being held without bail at the Somerset County Jail in East Madison.

He was stopped for speeding Monday while traveling south on Interstate 295 in Falmouth, according to state police. Authorities said Trooper Doug Cropper found five plastic bags containing what he suspected was heroin, a small amount of marijuana, a suboxone strip, 82 hypodermic needles, a methadone pill and assorted drug paraphernalia in Strout’s vehicle. The vehicle was going 89 mph in a 70 mph zone, police said.

Strout was taken to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland, where he posted $300 cash bail at 6:30 p.m. Monday. He has a court date in Portland on May 6.

He is set to be arraigned on the new charges Friday at the Somerset County Unified Court in Skowhegan.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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Twitter: @Doug_Harlow


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