Maine man accused of operating meth lab in church playroom

Man accused of operating meth lab in church playroom

BUXTON, Maine — A Maine man is behind bars after police said he was operating a meth lab in a Buxton church.

According to the Buxton Police Department and WGME-TV, officers discovered “items that are consistent with the manufacturing process of methamphetamine” Thursday in a children’s playroom at Buxton United Methodist Church. Investigators then traced the lab to 33-year-old Matthew Anderson, whom they found at a nearby home and arrested on an unrelated warrant, the department said Friday in a Facebook post.

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The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency later charged Anderson with unlawfully operating a methamphetamine lab, according to the post.

Meth Lab Uncovered At Methodist Church - Buxton December 5th, 2019 At approximately 0854 Hours Officer Eric Sanborn and...

Posted by Buxton Police Department on Friday, December 6, 2019

Anderson, who failed to post $50,000 bond, remains at the York County Jail, police said. His next court appearance is slated for Jan. 24.

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Matthew Anderson, 33, is behind bars after police said he was operating a meth lab in a Buxton church.
Matthew Anderson, 33, is behind bars after police said he was operating a meth lab in a Buxton church. (Buxton Police Department/Buxton Police Department)