Grand jury indicts 2 on meth charges


AUBURN – A man and woman were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday for their alleged role in what police described as a local methamphetamine manufacturing ring.

Joseph May, 33, of Turner was charged with aggravated trafficking, unlawful possession, and conspiracy to traffic in drugs. He was also charged on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Peggy Sue Dupont, 35, of 37 Goff St., Auburn, was indicted on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child when the Androscoggin County grand jury rose on Tuesday

It was at the Goff Street apartment that police said they recovered a 400-pound tank of anhydrous ammonia and other items used in the manufacturing of meth.

May and Dupont were indicted in connection with a January raid on an apartment on Sabattus Street in Lewiston.

Another man and woman who lived in that apartment were also charged with drug trafficking and endangering the welfare of a child.

May and Dupont are each accused of exposing a pair of children to toxic, volatile and explosive chemicals used in the production of meth. The children lived in the Goff Street apartment with May and Dupont, according to the indictment.

May and Dupont will each receive a summons to appear in court on the charges on which they were indicted.