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Authorities raid suspected meth lab in Maine home

June 22, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Authorities raid suspected meth lab in Maine home Courtesy of Maine Department of Public Safety

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Officials with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency announced the takedown of a meth lab where they say two suspects were allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine with a two-year-old child in the residence.

MDEA agents, along with members of the Maine State Police troopers and Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant Tuesday afternoon at a home in Portage Lake.

MDEA officials said Tuesday’s bust was the 27th methamphetamine lab discovered in the state this year.

According to The Bangor Daily News, drug agents arrested a 42-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman during the bust.

Both suspects face charges including one count of aggravated unlawful operation of a meth lab and unlawful trafficking in methamphetamine.

Under state law, operating a meth lab charge is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

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