NEW SHARON — Two people were arrested at a Farmington Falls Road mobile home Friday after police and drug agents discovered a methamphetamine lab.

Daniel Villacci, 38, and Tabatha Schoubroek, 30, were charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child. Two young children live at the house, police said, and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services has been called to assist with the children’s care. 

Police said the lab was discovered at the home Friday by agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies after they went to the house to follow up on a tip from Farmington police.

Villacci, at the time, was out on bail on previous drug charges, police said

Villacci and Schoubroek both have criminal histories in the area, according to court records. They were charged with possessing heroin last summer after a group of children found them unconscious inside the home on Farmington Falls Road.

Later in 2014, the pair was hit with theft charges after an area company claimed the two had charged more than $6,000 on its credit card. Those charges are still pending.

Both suspects were being held in lieu of $50,000 bail Friday on the newest charges.

Assisting with the cleanup of the site Friday were the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the New Sharon Fire Department.

Police said the set-up on Farmington Falls Road marks the sixth meth lab discovered in Maine so far this year. Last Friday, a meth lab was found inside an Ellsworth apartment, and earlier this month, a lab was dismantled inside a house in Bar Harbor.

Maine State Police were assisting in the operation and at about 4 p.m., investigators called for help from the New Sharon Fire Department. Materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine are typically considered hazardous materials.

Farmington Falls Road, also routes 2 and 27, runs along the Sandy River.


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