Steven Case is led away in handcuffs by MDEA agents and Lewiston police after being taken into custody Thursday afternoon in
Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

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