Suspicious a Buxton mobile home was a meth lab, a large contingent of agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant Tuesday afternoon.

The trailer is at 125 Old Thompson Road and near the Standish and Gorham town line, according to Steve McCausland, spokesman for Maine Public Safety Department.

McCausland did not release results of the search by the American Journal deadline on Wednesday. Scott Pelletier, a Maine Drug Enforcement Agency commander and senior agent at the scene in Buxton, could not be reached by telephone Wednesday morning.

Pelletier said Tuesday that agents and Buxton police had watched the area for six weeks. Buxton Police Chief Mike Grovo said Wednesday his officers “worked it” and contacted the drug enforcement agency.

Earlier Tuesday, drug agents seized trash on the roadside in front of the trailer and processed the material at Buxton Public Works Department. Meanwhile, undercover agents kept an eye on the Old Thompson Road property before it was searched.

Pelletier said the property owner, who was not identified by police, was home but was allowed to leave.

The drug enforcement agency arrived with its crime scene van and an unmarked orange, utility-type truck. Police cordoned off the site with yellow ribbon. An unidentified agent said a note taped on the door of the home read, “I, Ken and John are out for 24.”

Grovo said Wednesday that Buxton Officer Adam Ricci, who was at the scene, was assigned to the case and was assisted by three other Buxton officers, Mike Nourse, Maggie Lane, and Warren Day.

State drug agents that entered the home donned protective clothing and breathing apparatus.

Buxton firefighters and a fire truck responded and Buxton Fire Chief Nathan Schools closed one travel lane on the rural road.

The raid and TV cameras brought neighbors out of nearby homes, but ones the American Journal spoke with declined to be identified or comment.

There were no arrests late Tuesday afternoon.

“We have suspects,” Pelletier said.

“This is the 53rd meth response by MDEA this year,” McCausland said in a release Tuesday.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse last year described methamphetamine as “an extremely addictive stimulant drug.”

Agents from Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Tuesday suspect this trailer at 125 Old Thompson Road in Buxton housed a meth lab. Several agents executed a search warrant at the property.


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