Drug Agents Bust Suspected Meth Lab In Aroostook County
Three people were arrested when the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency raided a suspected meth lab on Route 1 in Orient on Wednesday, the Maine Department of Public Safety said in a news release on Thursday.
The suspected meth lab was discovered when drug agents and probation officers went to he home of Zachary Faulkner, 29, late Wednesday afternoon, spokesman Stephen McCausland said in the release.
The evidence collected at the home indicated that methamphetamine was being manufactured using a “one pot” or “shake and bake” method, the release said.
Zachary Faulkner was arrested and charged with trafficking-manufacturing methamphetamine and violating probation. No bail was set for Faulkner.
Angel Stoddard, 18, and Chase Honeywell, 20, both of Orient, were also arrested at the home and charged with trafficking-manufacturing methamphetamine. Bail for the two was set at $10,000 each.
The MDEA was assisted at the scene by Danforth Fire and Rescue, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory.
It was the 87th methamphetamine incident investigated so far this year, McCausland said. The MDEA investigated just 56 meth-related incidents in all of 2015.
McCausland said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.