Littleton man still wanted in connection with meth lab

Ronald Lewis
Ronald Lewis
Posted Feb. 17, 2012, at 5:45 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 17, 2012, at 5:21 p.m.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Investigators still are searching for a Littleton man who has been wanted for close to two months in connection with a methamphetamine lab discovered last year on Main Street in Presque Isle.

Ronald Lewis, 22, is wanted on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, according to Darrell Crandall, division commander of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Police already have arrested 28-year-old Leland Alger of Presque Isle and 23-year-old Ray Varney of Houlton as a result of their investigation in the case.

Agents from the MDEA executed a search warrant at the Main Street residence on Dec. 29 after suspecting that methamphetamine was being manufactured there.

Crandall said significant evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing was found at the residence and that sampling of that evidence was under way.

Evidence was taken to the Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory in Augusta for chemical analysis. Information about the results has not yet been released.

He said that no one else has been charged in connection with the operation of the lab, but the U.S. Marshals Service has joined with the MDEA in the search for Lewis.

Agents believe Lewis is aware he is being sought by police and is evading arrest.

Alger and Varney both have been charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lewis is urged to call the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force at 780-3355.

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