An Ellsworth man has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in a wooded area near his Ellsworth motel room.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said a year-long investigation led to the arrest of 51-year-old Scott Bagley on a charged of aggravated operation of a methamphetamine lab.

Bagley was arrested Monday afternoon as he emerged from the woods behind the motel. He was carrying materials that are used in the meth making process. Members of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast Task Force said Bagley had just finished cooking up a batch of the drug at two locations in the wooded area.

Bagley is being held at the Hancock County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in Ellsworth Unified Court on Wednesday.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible. Law enforcement has discovered 103 meth labs this year in Maine, McCausland said.