Police have arrested a Bucksport man after a suspected methamphetamine lab was found during a search of his home, according to the Maine State Police.
Adam Staples, 49, is on probation for a burglary conviction. As part of the conditions of his probation, Staples is required to allow law enforcement to search his Central Street home for drugs and alcohol. During Wednesday’s search, officers found materials consistent with the makings of a meth lab, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Officers contacted the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency to assist in the investigation and confirm that methamphetamine was being manufactured on site. This is the 50th meth lab response for the MDEA lab team this year, McCausland said. MDEA returned to the site Wednesday to process additional potentially hazardous evidence.
Staples was brought to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth for violating conditions of his probation. MDEA plans to charge Staples with unlawful operation of a methamphetamine lab, a class B felony.