A Hodgdon man was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine following a search of a house Tuesday, according to the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Marcus Toner, 24, was taken to the Aroostook County Jail pending bail. A 17-year-old girl who was with Toner at the home on Hodgdon Mills Road in Hodgdon was released to the custody of her mother, according to a news release from Stephen McCausland, department spokesman.
The arrest came after the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency served a search warrant at the house, where they say they found evidence of a meth lab. MDEA Commander Peter Arno said the agency’s Aroostook County Task Force had been investigating activity at the house for several weeks.
More arrests are expected, police said.
Members of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department, Maine State Police, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and a chemist from Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory helped at the scene.
State police say this is the seventh suspected meth lab uncovered by police this year. Last year, 20 meth labs were discovered in Maine, up from 13 in 2012.