HOULTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Three people have been arrested in connection with an alleged meth lab in the Aroostook County town of Houlton.
In a media release, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says they had been alerted to a home at 60 Military Street by people reporting criminal drug activity and strong chemical odors.
On Tuesday, January 29, agents with the MDEA questioned the occupants of Apartment A in the building. Based on the interview, the building was evacuated.
Drug agents returned shortly after 6:00 PM. They were equipped with fire resistant gear and breathing apparatus. Inside, agents say they found chemicals, solvents, equipment and other materials used in making methamphetamine.
Police arrested Kyle Stewart, 25, and Jammie Dickinson, 27. They both lived in Apartment A. A toddler who lived with them is in protective custody with the Department of Health and Human Services. A third person, Crystal Dehahn, 26, of Hodgdon, was also arrested in connection with the case.
The MDEA says that in 2012, they cracked down on 13 meth manufacturing sites in Maine. 8 of those were in Aroostook County.