BAR HARBOR — The three people arrested Wednesday in connection with a suspected meth lab have been charged with drug trafficking.
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents and Bar Harbor police executed a search warrant Wednesday evening at a home at 169 Gilbert Farm Road owned by Joy Levesque.
During the search agents collected “evidence consistent with the production of methamphetamine” using the “one-pot method,” according to a press release by MDEA Commander Peter Arno.
Earlier that day MDEA agents and Bar Harbor police arrested Levesque and the others at her home and secured the scene while obtaining the search warrant.
Levesque, 40, initially was arrested on a bail violation charge. She since has been charged with class B trafficking in scheduled drugs.
Melissa Morse, 46, of Surry was arrested on a bail violation charge. Elwood Carter, 48, of Surry was arrested on a warrant charging him with failure to pay fines. Morse and Carter also have been charged with class B trafficking in scheduled drugs.
All three are being held at the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth pending decisions on bail levels.
In the press release, Arno writes that the investigation began earlier in the week, when police received information about alleged illegal drug manufacturing at the residence. More arrests are likely, he said.
Because of the hazardous nature of manufacturing meth, the MDEA’s clandestine lab team was called in to collect evidence. Part of the MDEA’s response included a hazardous materials handling team from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
The Bar Harbor Fire Department assisted police at the scene.