Police in Ellsworth, Maine, say they discovered a mobile meth lab inside a pickup truck on Tuesday night.
Micah McGillicuddy, 27, of Houlton, is charged with aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine after Ellsworth Police discovered the meth lab in the truck Tuesday night upon responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle that was parked along a private road off Route 180.
McGillicuddy fled into nearby woods after police found him in the truck. He was taken into custody on Wednesday and then taken to the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth to be checked out after spending the night outside.
McGillicuddy is being held at Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth, police said. His pickup truck was towed to the Maine State Police barracks in Bangor.
In an unrelated incident, the Penobscot Sheriff's Office discovered what is believed to be another meth lab on Wednesday afternoon in a mobile home off Call Road in Milford. The mobile home has been secured and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency is resopnding to the scene.
No one has been charged yet in that case, and police said the woman who lives in the mobile home is cooperating.
This week's incidents bring the total number of meth labs discovered in Maine this year to 43, the most in the state's history.