2 arrested, 1 sought in Presque Isle meth lab investigation

Ray Varney
Ray Varney
Posted Jan. 04, 2012, at 3:57 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 04, 2012, at 9:18 p.m.
Leland Alger
Leland Alger
Ronald Lewis
Ronald Lewis

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says its investigation into a meth lab in Presque Isle has led to two arrests and a warrant for a third suspect.

On Wednesday, police arrested 28-year-old Leland Alger of Presque Isle and issued an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Ronald Lewis of Littleton on charges of trafficking methamphetamine. A third man, 23-year-old Ray Varney of Houlton, was arrested on Friday, a day after the meth lab reportedly was discovered.

Authorities allegedly discovered the meth lab in a Main Street apartment in Presque Isle and a team seized chemicals and equipment that had been used to make the drug.

Agents believe Lewis is aware he is being sought by police and is actively evading arrest. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the MDEA office in Houlton at 532-5169, their local police, or Aroostook County Crimestoppers at 1-800-638-8477.

It is likely that others will face charges before the investigation is done.

All of these crimes are Class B felonies, for which the maximum

punishment is 10 years in prison.

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