Caribou man charged in connection with alleged meth lab

Keith Tingley Jr.
Courtesy of Maine Drug Enforcement Agency
Keith Tingley Jr.
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.

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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