The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and their Clandestine Drug Laboratory Enforcement Team responded to 481 Stone Road in Newfield, Maine for a reported methamphetamine laboratory.
On Monday, June 2, 2014, deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve civil paperwork to the resident renting a mobile home at 481 Stone Road. Although the resident was not at home at the time, deputies observed several items commonly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine outside the home. Recognizing the dangerous combination of chemicals and containers, deputies notified MDEA. Agents responded , set up a safety perimeter and secured the residence overnight while a search warrant was drafted.
Late Tuesday morning, the MDEA lab team served the search warrant at the mobile home. Assisting MDEA was the Newfield Fire Department and Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Specially trained agents from around the state along with a chemist, utilizing specialized equipment and protective gear dismantled about ten, “one pot” laboratories. They also retained samples for testing and to assist in criminal prosecution.
Suspects in this investigation have been identified , but not charged at this point. Evidence collected at the scene along with the investigative report will be reviewed by the Attorney General’s Office for charges. This is the thirteenth methamphetamine lab incident in Maine this year. There were twenty incidents in 2013.