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Police: Meth Responses on the Rise in Maine

Two more meth lab busts in Maine this week brings the total so far this year to 73

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    Police: Meth Responses on the Rise in Maine
    Maine State Police
    Authorities at the scene of a meth lab discovered in Bangor, Maine, on Wednesday, May 18.

    Two meth labs were found in Maine this week, including one inside a car, bringing the total number of meth-related responses up to 73 so far this year, according to authorities.

    Maine State Police say there were 56 meth responses for all of 2015, putting this year on track for more than three times as many as there were the previous year.

    Police in Bangor say 49-year-old Jeffrey Miller was taken into custody at a home on Deer Isle Road on Wednesday in connection with a meth lab that was discovered on Hammond Street last month, and found a second meth lab during the arrest.

    Miller has been charged with manufacturing meth in this case, and is currently at the Penobscot County jail.

    Meanwhile, Lincoln police say they discovered a meth lab inside a car on Thursday; evidence allegedly included three bottles with the ingredients to make the drug.

    Twenty-nine-year-old Jared Lovett of Lincoln was charged with manufacturing meth, and was also taken to the Penobscot jail.

    It's not clear if Miller or Lovett have attorneys, or when they're due in court.

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