An Augusta man was released from federal custody Monday afternoon following a bail hearing in U.S. District Court in Portland.

Shawn Figoli, 43, was indicted May 29 by a grand jury in U.S. District Court on a charge of possession with intent to distribute a mixture of fentanyl and cocaine.

He pleaded not guilty at a hearing June 10 in Portland, the day he was arrested in Alfred, York County, and had been in jail since then.

According to the indictment, the offense occurred May 17 involving cocaine and the opioid medication fentanyl. Conviction on the charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

The prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney David B. Joyce, sought to have Figoli continue in pre-trial detention, citing the seriousness of the offense as well as the risk of the defendant fleeing.

However, at a hearing late Monday, a judge ruled that Figoli could be released on unsecured bail.

Attorney Molly Butler Bailey was appointed to represent Figoli in the federal case.

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