Meth lab broken up in S. Maine
LEBANON, Maine—Maine drug agents have broken up a suspected methamphetamine lab in southwestern Maine.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and York County sheriff's deputies on Saturday broke up the suspected drug-making lab in the basement of a house in Lebanon.
Authorities say a homeless man from the Augusta area, 41-year-old Aaron Lowden, was arrested and jailed on a bail violation and will face drug-manufacturing charges once chemists have determined what was being concocted in the basement.
The lab was discovered by the homeowner, Deborah Wilson, who had allowed Lowden to stay in her basement. York County sheriff's deputies were called to the house Saturday afternoon and MDEA's Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team arrived early Saturday evening equipped with protective suits and respirators.
A camp stove, beakers and glass tubes were removed.