A 33-year-old man has been charged with one count of trafficking in methamphetamine, a Class B felony, according to a news release from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Joel Frigon of Dover-Foxcroft had been under investigation by the MDEA and the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department. Investigators determined that Frigon was transporting the chemicals needed to manufacture meth in a pickup truck, the release said.

MDEA agents and Maine State Police troopers stopped Frigon around 3 p.m. Wednesday along Route 11 in Charleston as he was driving his pickup.

Based on evidence gathered during the stop, MDEA’s clandestine lab team was notified. The pickup was towed to Bangor, where the lab team, comprising agents and chemists from Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Lab, searched the truck. Evidence found in the search indicated that Frigon intended to, or was involved in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Hazardous materials were turned over to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for disposal. This investigation is continuing.

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