A Warren man is held at Knox County Jail stemming from an arrest April 9 for aggravated trafficking of drugs.

Wayne Carter, 47, was arrested for selling oxycodone following an investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. He is also charged with criminal forfeiture.

Carter is expected to appear in court April 10. The charge is elevated to aggravated since Carter was convicted of felony unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs in 2009, according to court documents.

Carter is also on probation pending an appeal on federal gun charges, according to the investigative report.

Two separate times in February, Carter sold oxycodone to undercover agents, once at his residence and once he delivered the pills in a 1992 Chevrolet Camaro, said the report.

On April 9, agents James Pease and Jason Pease interviewed Carter at the probation and parole office. Carter initially denied selling drugs, but later admitted his wrong doings, according to the report.

Carter said he sold drugs because he was broke and told police he sold about 20 pills a day. He told police he obtained the pills from dealers in Knox and Lincoln County.

A search was conducted at Carter's home, and nothing was found. The vehicle was impounded.

Carter is scheduled to appear in Knox County Superior Court July 24. He initial bail has been set at $10,000 cash.

Courier Publications reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at jlaaka@courierpublicationsllc.com.