JAY — A Chesterville man was arrested Wednesday after Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies found crack cocaine in a pickup truck stopped on Route 133 for a broken tail light.

Stephen E. Erb II was arrested on a felony charge of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.

A conviction on the charge is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Deputies found 1.76 ounces of crack cocaine under the driver’s seat of the truck, according to Franklin County Detective Stephen Charles’ affidavit filed with a Farmington court.

Deputy Derrick Doucette’s drug-detection dog, Judge, had gone around the outside of the truck.

A black plastic bag containing a set of digital scales with white power residue, a box for the set of scales, three glass pipes commonly used for smoking crack cocaine and other paraphernalia was found, according to the affidavit.

Erb was taken to Franklin County Detention Center in Farmington. He appeared before a judge Friday and bail was set at $2,500 cash or a supervised release agreement, a corrections officer said. He remained at the jail Friday afternoon.

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Stephen Erb II (Franklin County Detention Center)

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