OXFORD — A Bridgton man was being held Monday at the Oxford County Jail in Paris on $50,000 cash bail following his arrest Sunday on multiple charges, including trafficking in fentanyl, according to police.

Chester Beauchesne, 44, was discovered Sunday morning passed out in the driver’s seat of his vehicle in the roadway at the intersection of King Street and Cash Lane, Oxford Police Chief Rickie Jack said.

When police woke Beauchesne, he attempted to put the car in drive, but officers got him out of the vehicle and determined he was under the influence of narcotics, Jack said.

During a search of Beauchesne’s vehicle, police discovered multiple bladed weapons, including a wooden shiv, which Jack said Beauchesne was prohibited from possessing. A shiv is a handcrafted weapon resembling a knife.

Police said their search also revealed drug paraphernalia commonly used in trafficking narcotics, $1,225 in cash and a stolen license plate.

Upon Beauchesne’s arrival at the county jail, officials discovered more than 60 grams of fentanyl concealed in his underwear.

Beauchesne was charged with aggravated trafficking in fentanyl, trafficking in prison contraband, operating under the influence of drugs, violating conditions of release, operating after suspension and criminal forfeiture, Jack said.

Beauchesne was arrested Friday morning in Oxford on a warrant charging violation of condition of release, according to Jack.

At the time of his arrest Sunday, Beauchesne was out on bail on charges of domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence assault, illegal possession of a firearm, aggravated trafficking in fentanyl, trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in cocaine, assault on a officer, assault, trafficking in prison contraband, falsifying physical evidence and violating conditions of release, Jack said.

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