February 25, 2018
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Authorities raid reported meth lab in York County

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

NEWFIELD, Maine — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday remained at the scene of a reported methamphetamine lab at 481 Stone St. in this York County town.

Assisted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the local Fire Department, agents have seized 10 “one-pot” laboratories, among other evidence, according to a news release from Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

No arrests have been made, but suspects have been identified, McCausland said.

On Monday, deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve civil paperwork to the resident renting the mobile home on Stone Street, but the resident was not home. According to McCausland, deputies saw items commonly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine outside the home. Deputies notified the MDEA, and agents set up a safety perimeter and secured the home overnight.

On Tuesday morning, the MDEA’s Clandestine Drug Laboratory Enforcement Team, using special equipment and protective gear, executed a search warrant at the home and seized the labs.

McCausland said evidence and the investigative report will be reviewed by the York County district attorney for possible charges.

The incident marks the 13th suspected or confirmed methamphetamine lab discovered in 2014, he said.


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