Washburn Couple Charged With Operating Meth Lab
A Washburn couple was arrested last week and charged with running a meth lab out of their Main Street home.
Darin Cunningham, 36, and his wife, Kaylie Cunningham, 31, were arrested by members of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Washburn Police Department last Thursday, drug agents said in a news release on Monday.
Police said they recovered a significant amount of evidence consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine when they executed a search warrant at the couple's home last Thursday.
Just prior to the execution of the search warrant, agents spotted Darin Cunningham driving along South Wade Road in Wade. As agents attempted to stop Cunningham, they observed him throwing meth making material out one of the windows, the release said.
The husband and wife were both charged with aggravated operation of a methamphetamine lab. The charge was aggravated due to the fact that the couple's home is located less than 1,000 feet from a school zone.
The two were transported to the Aroostook County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000 cash or $100,000 surety for each suspect.
Police said a referral was made to the Department of Health and Human Services because a child lives at the home. The child, whose age was not released, was not home when the search warrant was executed.
Police say investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.