Reported overdose leads to discovery of massive meth lab

HOLLIS, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police troopers say they uncovered a massive methamphetamine lab while responding to a reported overdose.

Authorities say the overdose was reported late Thursday at a home in Hollis. Responding police officers say they found several “one-pot” style meth labs in the house, including eight active labs and chemicals commonly used to manufacture meth.

One-pot meth labs are usually small bottles filled with chemicals used to manufacture meth. They are considered extremely volatile.

Police returned Friday morning with a search warrant and found 25 more used labs.

A total of 10 people were arrested and face drug-related charges.

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Hollis Meth Lab On Aug. 9, 2018, at 11:04 PM Maine State Police from Troop A responded to 114 Killick Pond Rd in Hollis to investigate a reported drug overdose. Upon arrival, it was discovered that there was more to the investigation as there was several active one-pot style methamphetamine labs inside the residence. The scene was secured overnight and a search warrant was executed the following morning by the MDEA Clandestine Laboratory Team. At the conclusion of the operation 8 active one pot methamphetamine labs and approximately 25 used labs were located at the residence.  In addition, chemicals to manufacture and finished meth were discovered on scene. The following individuals were arrested: Joseph Allman, Jr., 54, of Hollis; Joseph Allman, III, 34, of Hollis; Kyle Allman, 31, of Hollis; Shawn Brown, 35, of Hollis; Sandra Brown, 60, of Hollis; Shelby Morris, 26, of Hollis; Josie Kimball, 28, of Hollis; Derek Berube, 30, of Hollis; Dillan Libby, 28, of Hollis; Ashley Norton, 27, of Limington.  The Allmans were charged with operation of a methamphetamine laboratory and the remaining individuals were charged with criminal conspiracy. All charges are felonies . The Maine State Police were assisted by the MDEA, York County Sheriff’s Department, DEP and Hollis Fire/Rescue #MaineStatePolice #TroopA

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