Bucksport Meth Lab

Two Bucksport residents are facing charges in connection with the alleged manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Maine drug agents searched an apartment on Noel Way in Bucksport at around 6:30 Thursday evening, and arrested the two occupants, 45-year-old Jamie Matlack, and his 53-year-old aunt, Kimberly Matlack. MDEA officials say, when they entered the residence, they interrupted the pair actively making meth, using the 'One-Pot' method. This is achieved by putting all the necessary ingredients into one container, causing a violent chemical reaction that converts Pseudoephedrine to Methamphetamine.

Police evacuated the other two apartments in the building while the scene was processed. Agents seized processed methamphetamine, 'one-pot' vessels, and the ingredients used to make the drug.

Jamie Matlack is charged with Operation of a Methamphetamine Laboratory and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Kimberly Matlack is charged with Operation of a Methamphetamine Laboratory. The charges are aggravated because the apartment sits within 1000 feet of the Reach School. Both were transported to the Hancock County Jail.

Maine Drug Enforcement agents were aided by the Bucksport Police and Fire Departments, the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. This is the 42nd meth lab response by MDEA's lab team in 2018.