Detective Lance Mitchell and Officer Sean Kozer of the Waldoboro Police Department responded to Rockland Savings Bank for a report of a man attempting to pass four counterfeit $20 bills on July 21 at approximately 2:30 p.m., according to a news release from the police department.

Upon arrival, officers identified the man as Scott Elwell, 47, of South Thomaston. Elwell was questioned and taken into custody, according to police. When searched, police reportedly found another $320 in forged $20 bills in his possession. During a subsequent search of his vehicle, officers reportedly found a loaded handgun, brass knuckles, a knife and other weapons considered to be dangerous, 10 containers of bath salts, as well as drug paraphernalia, oxycodone and methadone.

Elwell was arrested and charged with aggravated forgery (Class B) and threatening display or carrying a concealed weapon (Class D). Additionally, Elwell was charged with possession of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs (bath salts). This case is still under investigation; additional charges are pending, according to Waldoboro police.