19th Meth Lab Bust This Year in Maine
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency responds to the 19th meth lab in Maine this year.
The MDEA says two people in Northport were arrested Wednesday for manufacturing Methamphetamine:
- James Scheider (39) of Northport for, Aggravated Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Class A, Aggravated Operation of a Methamphetamine Laboratory, Class A and Probation Violation
- Stacey Dykes (37) of Northport for, Aggravated Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Class A, Aggravated Operation of a Methamphetamine Laboratory, Class A and Probation Violation.
Wednesday afternoon drug agents from the MDEA Mid-Coast District Task Force arrested the two at their apartment at 1489 Atlantic Highway in Northport. A ”One Pot” laboratory and other items used to manufacture methamphetamine were seized, according to Maine Dept. of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland.
Due to the extremely dangerous nature of methamphetamine manufacturing, members of the MDEA Laboratory Enforcement Team were utilized to seize evidence from the laboratory. The State Department of Environmental Protection assisted at the scene taking the waste products from the laboratory for safe disposal.
Scheider and Dykes were already on probation for their part of a sentence they received for trafficking methamphetamine in October 2014. Scheider had been sentenced to 5 years in prison, all but 18 months suspended and 3 years of probation. Dykes had been sentenced to 3 years in prison, all but 9 months suspended and 3 years of probation. Their sentences were for their roles in making meth at their previous residence at 50 Elm Street in Bath, said McCausland.
Agents and the Belfast Police had received information in February that Scheider and Dykes had moved to Northport and were again manufacturing methamphetamine. Scheider and Dykes were arrested after agents and state probation and parole officers conducted a probation check on the two and the items were discovered. The two were transported to the Waldo County Jail where they are being held on probation violations.