Three charged after MDEA uncovers meth manufacturing facility in Fort Fairfield

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 02, 2012, at 5:09 p.m.

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — A Fort Fairfield man was arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and two accomplices have been implicated with trying to hide evidence of his crimes.

Darrell Crandall, MDEA division commander, said Thursday afternoon that Devin Delisle, 26, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine after MDEA agents went to his Limestone Road residence and found evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing hidden on the property.

Agents were conducting a follow-up investigation into the methamphetamine trafficking arrest of Todd Doody that occurred on July 16, and had identified Delisle as someone who had assisted Doody.

When agents searched the Limestone Road residence, where Delisle lives with his uncle, they located the items needed to manufacture methamphetamine, including pseudoephedrine, lye, Coleman fuel and other products and equipment used in the process. Crandall said that agents believe that Delisle’s uncle, 51-year-old Arthur Wilcox and Delisle’s girlfriend, Norma Skidgel, 26, of Caribou, took some of the evidence from the home and hid it in a nearby wooded area when agents first arrived.

All of the items were ultimately recovered and Skidgel and Wilcox were summoned for the misdemeanor crime of falsifying physical evidence.

Crandall said that given that the items found were not contaminated from use, agents did not have to call in the MDEA lab team or the Department of Environmental Protection for collection and disposal.

Delisle was taken to the Aroostook County Jail where bail was set at $5,000 cash or $50,000 surety. He also was charged with violation of conditions of release. He had been on bail for negotiating a worthless instrument.

The investigation remains open and more arrests are possible, according to Crandall.

This portion of the case will now be turned over to the Aroostook County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution, he said.

Information on drug crimes may be reported to MDEA at 800-452-6457, at MDEA’s website at www.maine.gov/dps/mdea or at MDEA’s smartphone application for iPhone and Android at MyPD.

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