Agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency were called Thursday morning to a suspected meth lab on Hancock Street in Ellsworth.


According to the MDEA, a multi-unit apartment building and a business have been evacuated.  Three people were arrested in connection with the business.

Agents obtained a search warrant for an apartment located inside of 18 Hancock Street, along with a 1999 Cargo van and a dumpster, both which were located adjacent to the apartment building.

As a precaution, all residents of the apartment building were evacuated during the search by the lab team. Agents discovered a “one pot” or “shake and bake” lab.


Charged in connection with the investigation are: 30-year-old Bridgett Spencer of Bangor, Charged with Class B Felony Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (methamphetamine), 34-year-old Jack Lint of Bangor, Charged with Class C felony possession of Schedule W Drugs, and 30-year-old Stanley Swallow of Ellsworth, who’s currently held on a probation violation.


It is anticipated that some of the charges could be upgraded and that others are likely to be charged.

MDEA was assisted at this scene by the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency, Ellsworth Police and Fire Department, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and Hancock County EMS.

This is the second suspected methamphetamine operation dismantled in Maine this week.  It brings to 14 the number of meth labs uncovered this year in the state, compared to 20 for all of 2013.