For the second time in less than eight months, a southern Aroostook couple has been arrested on methamphetamine charges, and the woman's mother has also been charged.


The arrests came after Maine Drug Enforcement Agents say they found the makings of a meth lab inside a remote cabin in Ludlow, just west of Houlton, according to Public Safety department spokesman Steve McCausland. Agents were conducting a bail check Tuesday afternoon in relation to the charges from June 2015 when they made the discovery,

Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputies and drug agents charged 31-year-old James Anthony, 26-year-old Kayla Nason, along with Nason’s mother, 48-year-old Tara Walton.

The three were arrested at the cabin on Townline Road Tuesday and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and were taken to the Aroostook County Jail, McCausland said. Anthony and Walton were also charged with violating their bail conditions.

The MDEA’s meth lab response team was working at the cabin in Ludlow Wednesday to gather evidence and dispose of the dangerous and explosive chemicals.

Last June,  Anthony and Nason were arrested after sheriff’s deputies found the two were cooking meth inside their car on the Ludlow Road in Ludlow.  Nason at the time was treated and released for chemical burns as a result to her exposure to the methamphetamine.

This is the 12th meth related incident in Maine this year, McCausland said.