BANGOR, Maine — The Waterville man accused of robbing a Newport pharmacy earlier this week made his first court appearance Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center on a robbery charge.

James Senior, 39, turned himself in Wednesday afternoon at the Waterville police station and admitted to robbing the Rite Aid on Tuesday, according to an affidavit.

Superior Court Justice Ann Murray set bail for Senior at $10,000 cash or $50,000 surety.

Senior remained Friday night at the Penobscot County Jail unable to post bail.

He allegedly went in the Rite Aid about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday and handed the pharmacist a note demanding 5-, 15-, and 30-milligram oxycodone pills. The pharmacist gave Senior a bottle of oxycodone tablets with a tracking device in it and 13 hydrocodone-ibuprofen tablets in another bottle, according to the affidavit.

He did not display a weapon, according to Newport police.

The bottles later were found using the tracking device on the entrance ramp to Interstate 95 south, the affidavit said. The oxycodone pills were missing. The other pills were recovered.

If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

Newport police still are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected of robbing the Rite Aid pharmacy separately on March 22.

The woman was described a white, about 5 feet, 4 inches tall with a medium build, brown hair and blue eyes. She was wearing black ski pants, a green or teal hooded jacket and a green Dysart’s watch cap.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Police Chief Leonard Macdaid or Officer Joshua Gunn at 368-3263.