LEWISTON — A local man was arrested Thursday on a warrant charging him with selling fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid used to treat pain.

Steven Case, 28, of 15 Katie Ave. was indicted this week on charges of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

An Androscoggin County grand jury also indicted him on a charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, a Class C felony, for which the maximum prison sentence is five years.

He was charged with a misdemeanor crime of violation of condition of release.

The drug charges stem from a Feb. 11 incident in which Case allegedly sold fentanyl, according to the indictment.

On the same date, Case possessed a drug that contained more than 200 milligrams of fentanyl, according to court papers.

Steven Case is led away in handcuffs by MDEA agents and Lewiston police after being taken into custody Thursday afternoon in an alley between Pine and Howe streets in Lewiston. Police said Case tried to flee when authorities attempted to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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