Maine Drug Enforcement Agents have arrested one man in connection with a Meth lab at an apartment in Bath, Maine.

Maine State Police

35-year-old Mark Corson has been charged with aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine.  Drug agents said his apartment is close to the Newell Elementary School, and that prompted the elevated charge. Corson was taken to the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset.  Bail was set at $2,000.

According to State Police spokesman Steve McCausland, drug agents arrived at 24 Dummer Street in Bath just before noon today.  A special team from the MDEA spent several hours searching the apartment in protective gear as the cooking process to make meth can be highly explosive.  Other nearby apartments were evacuated during the search.

This is the fourth suspected meth lab uncovered in Maine this year. Two were in Southern Aroostook County. The MDEA reports 13 methamphetamine labs were discovered during 2012.