PRESQUE ISLE — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency is investigating a suspected methamphetamine lab in Presque Isle after a 35-year-old man was hospitalized with suspicious burns.

MDEA division commander Darrell Crandall said Wednesday that agents executed a search warrant at an apartment on Blake Street after the man was badly burned on Tuesday and taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Crandall said officials believe the burns were caused by an accidental fire created during the process of making methamphetamine by what is commonly referred to as the “one pot” method.

Crandall tells the Bangor Daily News that agents already have found evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing as well as several loaded handguns.

Agents have interviewed the injured man but no charges have been filed.


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