MDEA Charged Hodgdon Man With Making Meth In His Home - Mar. 25, 2014
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has charged a Hodgdon man with making methamphetamine in his home.
The arrest came Tuesday after drug agents served a search warrant at the house on the Hodgdon Mills Road in Hodgdon and located evidence of a meth manufacturing operation.
MDEA Commander Peter Arno said investigators with MDEA's Aroostook County Task Force have been investigating the suspectedmanufacturing of methamphetamine inside a residence in Hodgdon for several weeks.
Arno said with the information gathered during the investigation, agents obtained a search warrant for the house and at 10 a.m. Tuesday, agents made entry into the home.
Arno said during the search, agents seized a significant amount of evidence which is consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine and arrested 24-year-old Marcus Toner of Hodgdon.Toner has been charged with trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Methamphetamine).
Toner was transported to the Aroostook County Jail pending bail.
A 17-year-old female who was in the residence with Toner was released to her mother. No charges against the girl have been filed at this time.
More arrests are anticipated.
MDEA was assisted at the scene by the Aroostook County Sheriff's Department, State Police, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and a chemist from Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory.
This is the seventh suspected meth lab that MDEA has responded to this year. Last year there were 20 meth labs discovered in Maine, and 13 in 2012.