Couple Charged With Meth Trafficking in Coastal Maine
A man and woman suspected of making methamphetamine in a rural town in mid-coast Maine were arrested Tuesday for allegedly trafficking in the drug.
For the past two months, Maine Drug Enforcement agents have been investigating 25-year-old Dustin Carpenter and 27-year-old Gina Glidden, who were apparently purchasing components used to manufacture methamphetamine.
On Tuesday afternoon, agents searched a home on Crystal Lake Road in the Knox County town of Washington, MDEA Commander Scott Pelletier said in a news release.
The home belongs to Glidden’s grandmother and the couple was living in the basement. A search of the residence revealed evidence of drug manufacturing including pseudoephedrine, lithium, processing vessels and a small amount of methamphetamine, Pelletier said. No active meth labs were present.
Carpenter was charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Methamphetamine. The charge was increased due to a prior conviction for methamphetamine manufacturing in Alabama. Bail was set at $10,000 cash. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said Carpenter had recently moved from Alabama to Maine.
Glidden was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Violation of Conditional Release. Glidden, who was out on bail for a pending heroin possession charge in Lincoln County was denied bail. She will appear in Knox County Court on Wednesday.
Both were transported to the Knox County Jail.
Assisting drug agents were deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Department and State Police.
This was the 21st meth lab related incident responded to by MDEA this year.
If you have information about illegal drug activity in your area, please contact the nearest MDEA office or call the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.