2 men from the Southern Aroostook County town of New Limerick were arrested on Tuesday following an investigation in to a meth lab located at a remote hunting camp in the town of Amity.


According to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Maine State Police received a tip that two individuals were manufacturing methamphetamine at a the camp off the Estabrook Road in Amity.

Trooper Jared Sylvia responded to the camp, along with the camp owner, who has no involvement with this underlying criminal case. Upon arrival, Trooper Sylvia found identified two individuals inside the camp who were believed to be involved in the active manufacturing of methamphetamine using a process commonly referred to as a“one-pot” method.

Kevin Carton / MDEA

28-year-old Kevin Carton and his brother 26-year-old Micah Carton, both of New Limerick, were taken into custody and charged with Manufacturing/Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs, a Class B felony.

Micah Carton / MDEA

The Cartons are related to the camp owner, who had no knowledge that they were manufacturing methamphetamine on his property. Once he learned this information, he immediately contacted the authorities.

Following the arrests, law enforcement officers secured the camp for the evening, pending the issuance of a search warrant earlier today. At approximately 11:30 Wednesday morning, Maine Drug Enforcement’s Clandestine Drug Laboratory Enforcement Team arrived at the camp in order to dismantle the lab and process the crime scene for further evidence. They were assisted at the scene by the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department, Maine State Police, Department of Environmental Protection and Houlton Fire Department.

Thus far in the investigation, agents have seized a number of items consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

This is the 18th meth bust this year in Maine.