Six arrested in Oakland, Waterville as part of methamphetamine investigation

Posted March 07, 2014, at 10:57 a.m.
Last modified March 08, 2014, at 2:23 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — Drug agents served three search warrants Friday morning at two central Maine locations as part of a methamphetamine manufacturing investigation.

According to State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland, two warrants were executed at a Center Street residence in Oakland and another at the Fireside Inn in Waterville.

The operation resulted in the arrest of six individuals, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

A wing of the hotel was evacuated, McCausland said, and a vehicle in Skowhegan was seized for evidence. Evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing was discovered in a motel room.

Arrested were: Eric Finnemore, 35, of Linneus; Christopher McEachern, 27, of Oakland; Corey Stevens, 22, of Oakland; James Bell, 43, of Oakland; Katherine Tibbets, 48, of Oakland; and Rachel Wolfe, 26, of Oakland, the MDEA said.

Finnemore is charged with trafficking and manufacturing methamphetamine; McEachern and Stevens with trafficking and possession of methamphetamine; Bell and Tibbetts with trafficking methamphetamine and Wolfe with possession of methamphetamine.

The warrants were part of a two-month investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing. Drug agents were assisted by state and local police and Kennebec County sheriff’s office.

The six suspects are at the Kennebec County Jail.

Watch for updates.