MDEA agents have arrested an Ellsworth man and charged him with making methamphetamine in woods near his Ellsworth motel room.


As part of a year-long investigation, agents assigned to MDEA’s Downeast Task Force in Ellsworth determined that Scott Bagley, 51, of Ellsworth, was purchasing materials consistent with those used during the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Tuesday afternoon, as Bagley emerged from the woods behind the motel, agents approached him and discovered that he was carrying material used in the meth-making process, and just finished cooking up a batch of the drug at two locations in the wooded area.

Bagley was arrested and charged with Class “A” Aggravated Operation of Methamphetamine Lab. He was transported to the Hancock County Jail where bail has yet to be set. His initial court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday in Ellsworth Unified Court.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Ellsworth Police Department assisted at the scene.

This investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible.  The Ellsworth discovery make 103 meth responses this year in Maine.