Drug agents raid Broadway home

Posted Aug. 24, 2010, at 11:32 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Broadway home was raided twice Monday by federal and state drug agents, but as of Tuesday no one had been charged.

The first search warrant was obtained by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, according to Darrell Crandall, division commander of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. MDEA personnel and members of the Bangor Police Department’s special response team assisted with the search at a home located at 984 Broadway, he said.

Although Crandall confirmed the federal warrant sought drugs, he declined to comment on the specifics, referring the matter federal agents, who did not return a telephone call seeking additional information on Tuesday.

“Based on some of the items that were seen during the initial search, MDEA sought a second search warrant,” he said. “It was authorized last night and MDEA’s laboratory enforcement team was mobilized.”

Crandall said that chemicals, solvents and equipment, which he declined to describe, were seized. The chemicals were taken to the Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory in Augusta to be tested, and the results likely won’t be available for another week or two.

“We were obviously suspicious that the items that we seized could be used in the manufacture of methamphetamines,” he said, adding, “Items that are labeled are easy to identify. It’s the substances that are in unlabeled bottles and jars” that require more rigorous testing and analysis.

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