Police who went to a Standish couple’s home over the weekend for a reported family disturbance arrested the man and woman there after discovering an illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory inside, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said Monday.

Timothy Schoubroek, 32, and Tressa Sprague, 35, both of 1 Woodland Ave., were charged with unlawful trafficking in methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and misdemeanor violation of bail conditions on a pending theft case against them.

In addition to the couple, five children were living in the home along with the children’s grandmother, who owns the split-level house. Two of the children, ages 6 and 8, were living at the house because their parents were charged with operating a different meth lab in their New Sharon home last month, the MDEA said in a statement.

Deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office first went to the home Saturday morning in response to the reported disturbance and saw enough while there to suspect there was a meth lab in the home, according to the MDEA.

Agents from the MDEA were called in and discovered two single-pot labs and two older labs that had been discarded along the wood line of the property, the MDEA said.

Authorities are now considering whether to further charge Schoubroek and Sprague with endangering the welfare of the children. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services was called in to assist.

This was the 11th time this year that the MDEA responded to a meth lab incident in Maine.

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