Five Children Present in Home With Meth Lab
Maine Drug Enforcement agents busted a meth lab over the weekend. Two residents of the home were arrested on trafficking charges and additional charges of child endangerment are being considered. Five children were also living at the residence along with a grandmother.
Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies were called to 1 Woodland Avenue in Standish late Saturday morning to a report of a family disturbance. While there, deputies obtained information of a suspected meth lab at the home.
Members of the MDEA Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team responded to the scene and a search of the house found evidence of two 'one-pot' labs. In addition, two older labs were also located, discarded along some woods on the property.
32-year-old Timothy Schoubroek and 35-year-old Tressa Sprague, both of Standish are charged with unlawful trafficking in methamphetamine and violation of a condition of their release.Both were taken to Cumberland County Jail and were being held without bail pending a court hearing on Monday.
In addition to the couple charged, five children were living at the home, along with a grandmother who owns the residence. Two of the children, ages 6 and 8, are there because their parents were charged with operating a meth lab inside their New Sharon home a month ago. The children were staying with their grandmother. Additional charges may be considered for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, because of the kids living at the home.
DHHS has been contacted and is working on the case. Also assisting were deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff's office and the State's Department of Environmental Protection. This was the eleventh methamphetamine laboratory-related incident responded to by MDEA this year.
If you have information about this incident or the illegal sale of drugs in this state, you're urged to contact the MDEA office closest to you, or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.