Mattawamkeag, Me – The record for methamphetamine incidents in the State continues to grow, the 51st was earlier today. This is seventh time in the past two weeks, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has responded to a methamphetamine incident – the latest an outside location in Mattawamkeag.
Tuesday the MDEA meth lab response team was called to a wooded area behind a cemetery on Hathaway Road in Mattawamkeag. The items found were consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine and likely had been discarded there. Officers from the Lincoln Police Department had located the site, as part of ongoing investigation they were conducting.
Since last Tuesday, drug agents have worked on active meth labs inside houses in Brewer, Bangor and Wells, dump sites in Bangor and Paris, and a South Portland incident where the ingredients to make the drugs was found in a backpack. The Mattawamkeag incident is the 51st meth lab response this year by drug agents – an all-time record. There were 37 incidents in 2014.