Four people were arrested Monday on charges of trafficking methamphetamine after state police dismantled a meth lab in Phillips, according to a news release.
Jason Fowler, 39, of Chesterville; Michael Halle, 45, of Phillips; Erin Smith, 42, of Ocala, Fla.; and Kimberly Webber, 25, of Vienna, were arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine after the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office stopped a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Route 4 in Avon, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Deputies found evidence inside the Jeep of meth manufacturing and then went to a house at 1495 Rangeley Road, which is Route 4, in Phillips, where more of the drug was discovered, according to the release.
The house in Phillips is owned by Halle, police said.
Officers with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency worked Tuesday to dismantle the lab at the Rangeley Road home as well as the equipment in the Jeep.
A third location in Chesterville where items from manufacturing had been dumped was also searched, according to the release.
The four people charged were taken to Franklin County Jail and will appear in court Wednesday.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Farmington and Phillips fire departments and Northstar Emergency Medical Services assisted in the investigation.
The two labs brings the state total to 17 for the year, according to the release, three shy of the state’s record for a calendar year.