Second Suspected Meth Lab in a Month Discovered in Hancock County
Maine Drug Enforcement agents are once again in Hancock County, investigating and dismantling a suspected meth lab. The occupants of the home have been questioned but, so far, no arrests have been made.
Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says drug agents responded this morning to an apartment house at 153 State Street in Ellsworth. The lab was discovered by Ellsworth Police last night. At that point, Police evacuated the apartment house and the building was secured.
The MDEA lab team, working in protective suits and breathing gear, will search the apartment and remove any items suspected of being involved with the making of methamphetamine. The residents of the apartment have been questioned but, so far, no arrests have been made.
It's the second time MDEA has responded to a report of a suspected meth lab in Hancock County. A lab was dismantled inside a Bar Harbor home two weeks ago. This is the fifth suspected meth lab discovered by drug agents this year.