SKOWHEGAN — A local man is free on bail following his arrest last week for allegedly stealing power tools from a former employer to buy prescription drugs.

Garrett Henry, 32, of Main Street, Skowhegan, was arrested after a police search of his apartment turned up stolen power tools and equipment valued at more than $1,000, according to court records.

Responding to a complaint from a building contractor, who had reported the tools stolen, Skowhegan police Detective Katelyn Treylino executed a search warrant at Henry’s apartment, where police said they found the power tools and accessories. The items were on a kitchen table with homemade price tags on them, according to the affidavit for probable cause for arrest.

A woman who was at the apartment when police arrived told them Henry intended to use the proceeds of the sales to buy drugs, the affidavit said. He reportedly already had sold a set of stolen socket wrenches for $40.

Henry is charged with one count of theft, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Henry has two previous convictions, one for theft in 2008 and another for forgery in 2009, according to court documents. He is charged additionally with two counts of misdemeanor possession of prescription drugs — clonidine, a treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, cancer pain and hypertension; and trazodone, which is an antidepressant used to treat depression and anxiety disorders.

Henry was released on $1,000 unsecured bail, meaning he did not have to post the money to secure his release. He has enrolled in a Somerset County Community Corrections Contract and must comply with the provisions of the agreement, which include no contact with the person reported to be the victim and to refrain from use of illegal drugs and alcohol.

Henry also was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines or fees related to driving while his license was suspended or revoked.

His next court appearance is scheduled for May 25 in Skowhegan District Court.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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