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Maine DEA arrests three on meth, child endangerment charges

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says three people are facing charges after the discovery of a meth lab on Verona Island. (Maine DEA)

VERONA ISLAND (WGME) – The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says three people are facing charges after the discovery of a meth lab on Verona Island.

Agents charged 27-year-old Craig Kneeland of Verona Island with Class A Aggravated Operation of the Methamphetamine Laboratory and Violation of Conditions of Release.

Two more people, 28-year-old Jami Cass of Verona Island and 22-year-old Chandler Levesque of Bucksport, were charged with Class D Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Agents say they received information that Kneeland had been making methamphetamine at his home on Bridges Road on Verona Island. The also learned that there had been a fire at the home, but the fire department was never called.

Police say Cass and Levesque also lived there with their 5-year-old child.

Agents found Kneeland outside a hardware store, where he had bought ingredients that could be used to make meth. Inside his home, agents found meth, a loaded .357 handgun and 33 plastic bottles that had been used to make meth.

Maine DHHS has provided the child with other living arrangements.

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