PARIS — An Otisfield man has been indicted on felony charges of selling marijuana and furnishing firearms for another man accused of trafficking heroin. 

An Oxford County grand jury on Friday handed down a five-count indictment charging Scott Curtis Holden, 29, with multiple drug-related felonies in events leading back to the arrest of a man who escaped from the back of a police cruiser.

Holden faces charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in drugs, hindering apprehension and criminal forfeiture of firearms. The charges carry a maximum prison sentence of over 20 years. 

According to the indictment, on Sept. 24, 2014, Holden was in possession of more than a pound of marijuana which he intended sell or traffic. At the time, multiple firearms were found in his possession — including a rifle and two shotguns — elevating the severity of the offenses. 

According to the evidence, which was presented by Maine State Drug Enforcement Agent Tony Milligan, Holden provided a residence, access to firearms and transportation to another man, Maxx Christopher Noble, in order for him to purchase cocaine and heroin from a Lewiston supplier, which he then allegedly sold

Noble, who turned himself in to police after escaping from a Maine State Police cruiser, faces aggravated drug trafficking, criminal conspiracy, possession of firearms by a prohibited person, violation of bail conditions and escaping custody. 

Holden, according to the indictment, then helped shelter Noble from police during their manhunt

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