Police arrested one man Wednesday night after reportedly discovering an active methamphetamine-making operation in the basement of a home at 11 Spring St. in Hallowell.

Christopher Kessell, 36, was taken to the Kennebec County jail in Augusta on a charge of trafficking in methamphetamine.

On Thursday, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Meth Lab team gathered evidence at the single family home, according to Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland.

“Drugs agents say they found a substantial amount of meth and the ingredients to make the drug in the basement,” he said in a news release.

The drug agency was assisted at the scene by the Hallowell Fire Department, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Hallowell Police.

McCausland’s release indicates this is the 104th meth response by the drug agency this year in comparison to 56 for all of 2015.


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