Hodgdon Man Arrested in Suspected Meth Lab Case
For the second time this year, drug agents are investigating a suspected meth lab at the same property in Hodgdon.
Late Friday evening, Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputy Erica Pelletier and State Trooper Jared Sylvia arrived at the home at 699 Walker Road as part of an unrelated investigation. During this investigation, they noticed material in the house consistent with the illicit production of methamphetamine.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Aroostook County Task Force and the Clandestine Drug Laboratory Enforcement Team executed a search warrant Saturday morning at the residence.
As of noontime Saturday, a number of items had been seized as evidence, according to MDEA Commander Peter Arno.
One suspect, 29-year-old James Boyce of Hodgdon has been charged with Class B Trafficking in Methamphetamine and violations of conditions of release. Boyce was transported to the Aroostook County Jail, where he is currently being held pending bail.
Arno said that on March 24 of this year, another meth lab was discovered at this same address. On that occasion, Marcus Toner was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. It is unclear what, if any, relationship there is between Toner and Boyce.
MDEA was assisted at the scene by the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department, the Maine State Police, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and the Hodgdon Fire Department.
Arno says it is likely that others could be charged.