AUGUSTA — A Hallowell man was indicted Wednesday on charges he operated a methamphetamine laboratory in the basement of his Spring Street home.

Christopher Kessell, 36, was also indicted on charges of unlawful trafficking in methamphetamine, and possession of fentanyl, all on Oct. 5 in Hallowell.

Kessell was arrested after police were called to his 11 Spring St. home, where he lived with his girlfriend and their 4-year-old child, to investigate a domestic disturbance.

According to an affidavit by Maine Drug Enforcement Agent Jonathan Richards, a search of the home produced 17 “one pot” or “shake and bake” method production vessels that contained remnants of methamphetamine production, as well as some hydrogen chloride gas generators, battery components and other items used to make methamphetamine. Richards said he determined Kessell, over 11 months, had made 52 pseudoephedrine purchases. That substance, contained in cold medications, is essential to the manufacture of methamphetamine. Police said Kessell’s van also contained a substance that tested positive for fentanyl.

An indictment is not a determination of guilt, but it indicates that there is enough evidence to proceed with formal charges and a trial.

Several other indictments also were handed up Wednesday by a grand jury in Kennebec County.

Shane A. Edgecomb, 43, of Sidney, was indicted on two counts of unlawful sexual touching, one count of unlawful sexual contact and one count of visual sexual aggression against a child, all July 31 in Mount Vernon.

The indictment alleges Edgecomb subjected a girl under the age of 14 to sexual contact and sexual touching, and either exposed his genitals or caused the girl to expose her genitals, and also subjected a woman, without her consent, to sexual touching.

Erica Carmona, 18, and Nayquan Nicholas, 28, both of New York City, were indicted on aggravated drug trafficking charges. Carmona faces two counts of aggravated trafficking in cocaine base and one count of aggravated trafficking in heroin, and Nicholas one count each of aggravated trafficking in heroin and cocaine base, all Oct. 19 in Augusta. The two were arrested after police executed a search warrant at 37 Washington St.

Laquaye Hamilton, 38, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was indicted on a charge of aggravated trafficking in heroin, Oct. 4 in Augusta.

Todd E. Lunt, 40, of Chelsea, was indicted on charges of aggravated trafficking in cocaine, aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation, eluding an officer, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, falsifying physical evidence, driving to endanger and refusing to submit to arrest.

The charges, according to an affidavit filed by the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, stem from an Oct. 11 chase in Chelsea.

Debra M. Lully, 35, of Brunswick, was indicated on charges of theft and violation of a condition of release. The indictment alleges she took liquor and/or trash bags May 23 from a Hannaford supermarket in Augusta.

David Allen Moody, 48, of Waterville, was indicted on charges of theft, refusing to submit to arrest, and unlawful possession of the scheduled drugs Clonaepam and Ativan, Oct. 12 in Waterville. Moody was arrested for allegedly shoplifting at the Hannaford supermarket in JFK Plaza in Waterville, at one point allegedly fleeing on foot before an officer stopped him.

Moody also was indicted on a theft charge, for allegedly taking merchandise April 27 from a Hannaford in Augusta.

Jake Daniel Dumais, 30, of Waterville, was indicted on three counts of assault and single charges of terrorizing and criminal trespass, for incidents July 30 in Waterville.

Joshua Arnold Smith, 33, of Augusta, was indicted on a charge of burglary for allegedly entering or remaining in a dwelling with the intent to commit theft, Sept. 23 in Augusta.

Terrence N. Townes, 48, of Bangor, was indicted on a charge of elevated aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated assault, assault on an officer, assault, and violation of a condition of release.

Townes, according to an Augusta police affidavit, allegedly punched a woman in the face and hit her with a fire extinguisher, hit a man, and kicked a police officer as he tried to get Townes into the back seat of a police cruiser, Oct. 24 in Augusta.

Jason A. Wotton, 30, of Lewiston, was indicted on a theft charge, for allegedly taking a television from Wal-Mart, Aug. 5 in Augusta.

Joy M. Ware, 54, of Windsor, was indicted on charges of theft; theft of lost, mislaid or mistakenly delivered property; and misuse of identification. She, according to Augusta police, took cash and a debit card belonging to a man, and used a credit or debit card to obtain confidential information, property or services.

Allan T. Nunnally, 28, of Fairfield, and Christopher Wilson, 44, of Troy, New York, were indicted on charges of trafficking in crack cocaine and heroin. They were arrested Oct. 22 in Augusta at a bus station after police received information they were transporting narcotics to Augusta, according to Augusta police.

Marie E. Sirois, 35, of Augusta, was indicted on two charges of aggravated trafficking in heroin, as well as charges of trafficking and possession of heroin. Sirois, the indictment alleges, trafficked in heroin, Sept. 15 and 20 in Augusta within 1,000 feet of a school or other safe zone; and trafficked in heroin Oct. 11 and possessed the drug Oct. 13, both in Augusta.

Megan L. Woodcock, 19, of Waterville, was indicted on a charge of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug that contained heroin, Sept. 9 in Farmingdale.

Justin Michael Sinclair, 29, of Waterville, was indicted on one count of robbery for allegedly committing theft Oct. 5 from a Cumberland Farms store in Waterville and using the threat of force against a woman at the store.

Allison H. Lagross, 28, of Hartland, was indicted on theft and misuse of identification charges. She allegedly took money and used an account, credit or billing number without authorization from a Winslow business, Nov. 9, 2014, and May 4, 2015.

Hunter D. Lofthus, 28, of Vassalboro, was indicted on charges of operating after revocation, operating an unregistered vehicle, failure to give correct name and unlawful use of a license, all allegedly July 12 in Winslow; and aggravated forgery, operating after revocation and operating an unregistered vehicle, March 15 in Winslow.

Brianna R. Lagasse, 30, of Oakland, was indicted on a theft charge,for an alleged theft of more than $1,000 on Sept. 8 in Oakland.

Daniel R. Phillips, 44, of Benton, was indicted on charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution and marijuana cultivation, Sept. 29 in Benton.

Earl Edmund Leigh Jr., 42, of Gardiner, was indicted on charges of violation of a condition of release, Oct. 19 in Augusta; and domestic violence assault, Oct. 2 in Gardiner.

Justin Michael Foster, 29, of Vassalboro, was indicted on charges of domestic violence assault and domestic violence terrorizing, Sept. 30 in Clinton.

Keith Edwards — 621-5647

[email protected]

Twitter: @kedwardskj

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.