The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency's clandestine lab team responded Saturday to a home in Edinburg, Maine, the site of a methamphetamine lab discovered the previous evening by a Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Maine State Trooper. 

On Friday evening Aug. 12.  the deputy and trooper went to the residence of Eugene Pomeroy at 316 Edinburg Road looking for a person wanted on an outstanding warrant.

The officers discovered items consistent with those used to manufacture methamphetamine using the “one pot” or “shake and bake” method, according to the MDEA.

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A search warrant was executed at around noontime Saturday. MDEA’s clandestine lab unit dismantled the lab and collected evidence.

The homeowner, Eugene Pomeroy, 48, has been charged with Class “B” Unlawful Operation of a Meth Lab.  Scott Lord Jr, 29, of Mattawamkeag, was charged with Violations of Conditions of Release.

Investigators say Lord, who was out on bail on a pending charge for drug trafficking, was found hiding in the basement of Pomeroy’s house when officer’s arrived on Friday evening.

Pomeroy and Lord were transported to the Penobscot County Jail.


MDEA was assisted at the scene of the lab by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, the Maine State Police, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Howland Fire Department.