Dover-Foxcroft man accused of methamphetamine trafficking

Posted Aug. 08, 2013, at 11:01 a.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A man is facing a drug charge after his arrest concluded an investigation of methamphetamine trafficking, police said.

Joel Frigon, 33, of Dover-Foxcroft was arrested Wednesday and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, a Class B felony, according to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency commander Peter Arno.

MDEA agents and Dover-Foxcroft police had teamed up on an investigation spanning several weeks regarding alleged methamphetamine trafficking by Frigon, according to Arno.

During the investigation, drug agents learned Frigon was using his pickup truck to transport chemicals required to manufacture, or “cook” the drug, Arno said.

At 3 p.m. Wednesday, state police and MDEA agents pulled the truck over on Route 11 in Charleston, and Frigon was placed under arrest, the commander said.

Based on evidence found in the vehicle, the MDEA’s Clandestine Lab Team responded as well, Arno said. The truck was towed to Bangor where a significant amount of evidence was discovered, Arno said.

Frigon is being held at the Penobscot County Jail.