Drug agents charged three people with trafficking methamphetamine after evidence of a small drug making operation was found in a tool shed on Vinalhaven.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency charged Ryan Rairdon, 25, of Houlton, Hilary Walker, 20, and Owen Adair, 23, both of Vinalhaven, after the alleged lab was discovered Wednesday.

After receiving a tip, police found a plastic bottle, rubber tubing and chemicals, all of which can be used in the production of methamphetamines, a highly addictive drug that also damages the user’s body. The MDEA’s Laboratory Enforcement Team seized the material.

The investigation led agents to a home on Overlook Hill Road where evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing was seized, though no lab was found.

Police expect to make additional arrests, including those who might have supplied the people making the drug with pseudoephedrine, present in many cold medicines, which is needed to make the drug and is closely regulated by the state.

The location of the shed and the property owner’s name are not being released because that person was unaware of the methamphetamine-making operation, police said.

The three people arrested were taken to Knox County Jail pending a future court appearance.

David Hench can be contacted at 791-6327 or at:

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