Police trying to identify drug found in basement lab in Lebanon

Posted Jan. 17, 2012, at 6:15 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 17, 2012, at 10:16 a.m.

LEBANON, Maine — State authorities are still waiting for chemist reports to identify the substance being made in what appeared to be a makeshift drug lab discovered at a Bigelow Road home on Saturday.

Steve McCausland, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said he had not received any new information Monday regarding the investigation.

A man from the Augusta area was arrested Saturday after law enforcement officials discovered what they believed to be a drug manufacturing lab in the basement of a residence at 25 Bigelow Road.

Homeowner Deborah Wilson called police after she reportedly found the lab in the basement of her home, McCausland said in a news release. Wilson told officials she had allowed 41-year-old Aaron Lowden, described as homeless, to stay in her basement.

The sheriff’s office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency discovered a Coleman stove, beakers and glass tubes.

Lowden was arrested on a bail violation and is being held at York County Jail.

According to the release, Lowden will face drug manufacturing charges once it is determined what was being manufactured.

© 2012 the Foster’s Daily Democrat

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