Maine Drug Agents Stop Truck Loaded With Meth-Making Materials
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has charged a Dover-Foxcroft man with trafficking in methamphetamine after pulling over a truck they say was used in making the dangerous drug.
State Police and MDEA agents stopped a pickup driven by 33-year-old Joel Frigon on Route 11 in Charleston Wednesday afternoon. According to the MDEA, Frigon was using his truck to transport all the precursor chemicals needed to manufacture methamphetamine.
MDEA's Clandestine Lab Team was called and the vehicle was secured and towed to Bangor where specially trained agents and chemists executed a search warrant on the truck.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection also was called in to assist with the hazardous chemicals.
Agents reported they were able to gather a significant amount of evidence.
The MDEA, along with the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department have been investigating Frigon’s suspected drug activity for several weeks.
He has been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, a class B felony.
There have been at least eight meth lab arrests in Maine this year, with several busts in Aroostook County.