Caribou man charged in connection with alleged meth lab

Posted April 05, 2014, at 11:02 a.m.

CARIBOU, Maine — A 47-year-old man was arrested Friday after the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Aroostook Task Force and the Clandestine Drug Laboratory Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at his home, according to MDEA.

Keith Tingley Jr. of Caribou was charged with trafficking of methamphetamine, a Schedule W drug.

MDEA Cmdr. Peter Arno said in a Saturday statement that the Maine State Police had issued a warrant on Tingley’s mobile home on Old Washburn Road on Friday in an unrelated investigation. He said that upon discovery of a “one pot” lab located in a crawl space underneath the mobile home, police notified the MDEA of an alleged methamphetamine operation.

MDEA executed its search warrant at about 7 p.m. Friday, Arno said. A significant amount of evidence consistent with the illicit manufacturing of methamphetamine was discovered during the search, he added.

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Tingley was arrested and taken to Aroostook County Jail. He was released Saturday morning after producing $20,000 cash bail.

This is the 10th time MDEA have responded to a methamphetamine lab-related incident in 2014.

Maine State Police, Caribou Police Department, the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection assisted at the scene.

 

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