FARMINGTON — A Franklin County justice set $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 real estate surety bail Friday for a Wilton man accused of selling crack cocaine and other drugs.

Dennis J. Ayala, 55, was arrested in April on a felony charge pertaining to selling crack cocaine. An investigation was launched after a fatal overdose in Franklin County.

Deputy District Attorney James Andrews filed a motion Wednesday to revoke Ayala’s $5,000 cash bail in that case, after Ayala was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs – a drug containing fentanyl powder after police executed a search warrant late Tuesday at his home on Temple Road. He also was arrested on two counts of violating conditions of bail.

Ayala’s bail conditions on the April charge included no use or possession of illegal drugs and marijuana.

Maine State and Wilton police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency executed the search warrant after he failed to open the door and they found him hiding in an attic area with a marijuana grow operation, according to a state police affidavit filed with the court.

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