A New Sharon home where police said they found evidence of a methamphetamine manufacturing operation during a raid last month is for sale for $45,000.

The couple who lived in the home remain at the Franklin County jail on bail after they were arrested in March on charges of manufacturing and selling the drug in their mobile home at 545 Farmington Falls Road.

“Excellent location with easy access. Extra living space added. Too much to list with this must see property,” the Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty listing reads.

The property’s former tenants, Daniel Villacci, 28, and Tabatha Schoubroek, 30, are each charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child.

The two were arrested March 27 after the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency followed up on a tip from the Farmington Police Department. Agents from the MDEA and deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reported that they found evidence of a meth laboratory at the home on Farmington Falls Road, which also is U.S. Route 2.

New Sharon Code Enforcement Officer Jim Fleming said following the investigation he received a letter from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency task force in Lewiston notifying him that a meth manufacturing operation had been investigated on the property. Fleming said the letter warned that while hazardous substances were removed from the home in March, the property still might be hazardous.

Fleming said the town doesn’t have the authority to prevent a possible sale of the property.

“Basically, I guess it’s buyer beware, as far as the town is concerned,” Fleming said.

He said this is the first time the subject of hazards from meth manufacturing has been an issue in the town.

“It’s new to me too. As far as I know, this is the first time we’ve seen this,” he said.

MDEA Supervisory Special Agent Matt Cashman said his agency removes the hazardous material such as the manufacturing material, but it doesn’t abate other hazards such as material left behind on the walls or carpets.

He said MDEA will notify the Maine Department of Environmental Protection via letter and also notify the code enforcement officer.

He said the agency also notifies the owner if the owner is not a suspect.

The level of hazardous material in a building where the drug was made depends on a variety of factors, said Cashman, such as how many times meth was cooked and whether any chemicals were spilled.

Cashman said the property is owned by Villacci’s grandfather, also named Daniel Villacci. Registry of Deeds records indicate that the elder Villacci acquired the property in 2011 and does not list it as having been sold again.

Daniel Nash, listed as the real estate agent representing the property, did not return requests for comment.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252

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