Regan

Regan

WELLS — A Wells couple has been arrested on charges that they operated a methamphetamine laboratory out of a camper on Post Road.

Jennifer Boudle, 28, was taken into custody Dec. 28 after the vehicle in which she was a passenger was stopped in a traffic stop in Wells. She was charged with unlawful operation of a methamphetamine laboratory and released on $500 bail, according to a press release from Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland.

Boudle’s boyfriend, John Regan, 41, of Wells and Concord, New Hampshire, was arrested by police in Concord on Dec. 29. He was to be taken to Maine to face the same charge as his girlfriend after extradition proceedings were concluded, according to McCausland.

Boudle

Boudle

On Nov. 16, Maine Drug Enforcement Agents, Wells Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement agents searched a ranch-style home and camper at 859 Post Road. Authorities suspected the couple was manufacturing methamphetamine in the camper, McCausland said.

Authorities found Boudle and Regan at the Post Road property along with their three small children, ages infant to 10 years old. Agents seized the camper and allowed the family to leave, according to McCausland.

“That search yielded a significant amount of evidence related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine,” said McCausland.

On Dec. 23, arrest warrants were issued for the couple.

The property is one of a handful of residential homes along the largely commercial strip just south of Wells Plaza on Post Road, also known as U.S. Route 1.

Drug agents said they were drawn to the property because they got word someone there had been making frequent purchases and attempted purchases of pseudoephedrine, and that they had a previous drug history in New Hampshire.

The couple’s three children are safe with relatives, said McCausland.

— Staff Writer Liz Gotthelf can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 325 or [email protected] Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells contributed to this story.


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