A man who was arrested earlier this month after allegedly leading police on a brief car chase has been arrested again, this time for violating conditions of release.

Michael Anthony Dellarma, 29, of North New Portland, was arrested after a Somerset County Sheriff deputy pulled him over in Madison. Initially, a call about an erratic driver in Norridgewock had been reported, and police located the car making a turn onto Pine Street in Madison, according to Somerset County Chief Deputy James Ross. Ross said after stopping Dellarma, the deputy smelled alcohol and searched the vehicle, at which point Dellarma admitted to having a drink. As part of his release after his recent arrest, Dellarma was not supposed to consume alcohol.

After that, Ross said, a dog unit was called in to search the vehicle further, at which point 20 used packets containing powder residue and syringes were found. Ross said police are assuming the residue is an illegal drug.

Dellarma was charged with violating conditions of release, stemming from his May 3 arrest after he led police on a chase in North Anson and was charged with multiple offenses, including possession of heroin laced with fentanyl. He was arrested on U.S. Route 201A when he was recorded going nearly 60 mph in a zone where the limit was 25 mph.

An officer attempted to pull Dellarma’s vehicle over, and Dellarma led the deputy on a chase that lasted about a minute. He turned onto a side rode with the deputy behind him. Dellarma then turned onto a logging road, stopped his car, got out and began walking. At that point, the deputy was able to apprehend Dellarma and take him into custody.

Upon searching Dellarma’s car, police discovered packets of material that tested positive for heroin with fentanyl in it, used needles and Suboxone strips.


Dellarma was taken that night to the Somerset County Jail. He was charged with speeding more than 30 mph over the speed limit in a 25-mph zone, eluding an officer, unlawful possession of schedule W and schedule Z drugs, and violating conditions of release. He was again taken to Somerset County Jail on Monday and was still there as of Tuesday.

Colin Ellis — 861-9253

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