MDEA Busts Meth Lab at Brewer Hotel
One woman is facing charges after the cleaning staff discovered evidence of a meth lab in her Brewer hotel room.
Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said the staff at the Vacationaland Inn on Wilson Street in Brewer contacted police Thursday morning. The MDEA meth lab team responded mid-afternoon and confirmed that the material was an active meth lab.
The woman who had rented the room had already been arrested earlier by Brewer Police on an unrelated charge. The DEA is expected to level meth related charges against her, as early as Friday. Police have not yet released the woman's identity.
The hotel's other guests were evacuated during the afternoon, as drug agents in protective suits removed the illegal drugs from the room. It was expected that they would be allowed back into the hotel Thursday evening.
Last year, there were 37 meth lab incidents responded to by MDEA, which was an all-time record. Thursday's bust was the 38th in 2015.