A Belgrade man who was arrested this weekend in Madison on a drug possession charge pleaded guilty to the charge Monday during his arraignment in a Skowhegan court.

Scott Bickford, 41, initially was stopped about 8:45 p.m. Sunday by Deputy Logan Roberts, who was running a radar detail on Old Point Avenue in Madison, Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said in a news release Tuesday.

Roberts saw a silver 2004 Chevy 1500 pickup heading north on Old Point Avenue and stopped the truck on Pine Street for excessive exhaust noise. A search of the vehicle revealed a container with a substance that tested positive for fentanyl, Lancaster said.

After consultation with the Somerset County District Attorney’s Office, Bickford was charged with unlawful possession of a schedule W drug, narcotics.

Bickford was arrested and taken to the Somerset County Jail in East Madison.

Bickford pleaded guilty Monday to unlawful possession of a schedule W drug, class D. He was fined $400 and sentenced to 24 hours of incarceration for time served, Lancaster said.

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