SKOWHEGAN — A Pittsfield man arrested last month after Somerset County sheriff’s deputies seized drugs, a gun, cash and drug packaging equipment during a drug search at his home has been indicted by a Somerset County grand jury.

Todd M. Anderson, 21, is charged with a total of 11 criminal counts, including five counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, all class A felonies punishable by up to 30 years in the state prison on each count. He is charged additionally with felony trafficking and possession of drugs that were found in the raid carried out May 31 at his home on Nichols Street, according to the indictment.

Some of the charges are aggravated because the home is within 1,000 feet of Manson Park, which is a designated safe zone in Pittsfield. The charges also are aggravated because of the amount of drugs seized and because Anderson has a prior drug conviction.

Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said the seized drugs and paraphernalia were valued at almost $30,000. The drugs included fentanyl, cocaine base, cocaine and heroin. There also are two orders for criminal forfeiture of $6,608 in cash as alleged proceeds of the drug trade and a .45-caliber gun, a 1911 Army model with no serial number.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt, but is an indication that enough evidence is present to proceed with a trial.

Others indicted by the grand jury were:

• Shelby T. Skidgell, 32, of Bingham, charged with felony domestic violence assault, Jan. 30 in Moscow. She has one prior conviction for domestic violence assault in 2015.

• Jerry P. Hawes, 43, of Norridgewock, charged with felony operating after license revocation, Feb. 25 in Madison. He has two previous convictions for operating after habitual offender revocation in 2008 and 2011.

• Thomas H. Daley, 69, of Madison, charged with two counts of felony criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and with assault and refusing to submit to arrest, May 24 in Madison.

• Justin R. Morton, 30, of Canaan, charged with operating after revocation, a felony with two prior convictions; and refusing to stop for an officer and refusing to submit to arrest, Feb. 23 in Madison.

• Brendon J. Richardson, 26, of Madison, charged with aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation and operating after revocation, both felonies; and with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal operating under the influence.

• Justin C. Porter, 32, of Smithfield, charged with felony theft, with two previous theft convictions; and with unauthorized use of property, Sept. 18, in Norridgewock.

• Tyler N. Tiernan, 30, of Madison, charged with felony criminal operating under the influence, with two prior convictions; and with leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage and failure to report an accident, March 24 in Anson.

• Kevin J. Butler, 21, of Hartland, indicted on five counts of felony burglary and two counts of theft, March 23 to 26 in Hartland.

• Marcus A. Moody, 32, of Skowhegan, charged with felony attempted burglary, with previous burglary and theft convictions; and possession of burglary tools, May 15 at the downtown Skowhegan Dunkin’ Donuts.

• Donald M. Keene, 67, of Skowhegan, charged with eluding a police officer, refusing to submit to arrest, driving to endanger, failure to stop for an officer and operating a defective motor vehicle, May 14 in Skowhegan.

• Colby J. Michaud, 25, of Fairfield, charged with felony theft, Sept. 17 in Fairfield.

• Anthony M. Braley, 34, of Troy, charged with felony negotiating a worthless instrument, or passing a bad check, Aug. 29 in Fairfield.

• Frank J. Lokant, 21, of Frankfort, West Virginia, charged with one class A felony count of aggravated assault, two class B counts of aggravated assault, felony aggravated criminal operating under the influence, driving to endanger, criminal OUI and refusing to submit to arrest, March 3 in Fairfield.

• Mohamed A. Ashkir, 31, of Portland, charged with felony possession of scheduled drugs, with one prior trafficking conviction; criminal OUI, operating after suspension, and two counts of unlawful use of a license, all March 16 in Pittsfield.

• Darren J. Potter, 27, of Palmyra, charged with felony unlawful sexual contact, felony visual sexual aggression against a child, unlawful sexual touching and terrorizing, June 14 in Pittsfield.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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