Investigation leads to pills, trafficking arrest
JAY - An investigation led to the arrest of a local man Thursday afternoon, after police say a search of his vehicle and residence located more than 100 Oxycodone pills.
Frank Williams, 47, of Hermit Trail in Jay was arrested on a charge of unlawful trafficking in schedule drugs, a Class B felony, as well as operating without a license, a misdemeanor, following an investigation by the Jay Police Department and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
According to a statement released by Jay Police Chief Larry White Sr., Williams was first arrested by Officer Russell Adams and Detective Richard Caton on the misdemeanor while the man was operating his 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Main Street. Caton, assisted by a MDEA agent, searched the vehicle and found 62 Oxycodone 30 mg pills and six Oxycodone 15 mg pills, according to White.
Williams was then charged with felony trafficking and taken to Franklin County Detention Center. Caton obtained a search warrant for Williams' residence on Hermit Trail, a short road which connects Lavoie Street and Riverview Road. According to White, Jay police and MDEA agents searched the house and located 52 additional Oxycodone 15 mg pills and $2,000 in cash.
White estimated the street value of the seized pills at $2,700.
Williams' bail was set at $250 cash. His next scheduled court date is Sept. 21.