Man Turns Himself In After Police Find Evidence of Meth Lab
A Buxton man turned himself in after police found evidence of a methamphetamine manufacturing operation in his trash.
Buxton Police officers and agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency's York District Task Force served a search warrant Tuesday at 125 Old Thompson Road in Buxton. Police had tipped off the MDEA about a possible meth lab being operated in the single-family home of 65-year-old Kenneth Hunter. A search of the residence turned up evidence of methamphetamine production in Hunter's discarded trash. The MDEA's Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team arrived to help safely dismantle three 'one-pot' laboratories at the home.
On Friday, after speaking with MDEA agents, Hunter turned himself into authorities at the Troop A State Police Barracks in Alfred. He was taken to the York County Jail, where bail was set at $2,000. The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are expected.
Anyone who has information about this incident or the illegal sale of drugs in this state, is urged to contact the MDEA office closest to you or call the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.