Three men were arrested in Lebanon after police caught them using a pickup truck to drag a stolen shed down the road.

Maine State Police troopers were called to the York County town on Sunday by a concerned citizen who reported three men had stolen a shed from a foreclosed property on Pork Street and were dragging it away.

When troopers arrived, they found the men still dragging the 25-foot-long shed, which was blocking half of Heath Road. Matthew Thompson of Lebanon, Timothy James of Pembroke, New Hampshire, and Robert Breton of Milton, New Hampshire, were arrested after troopers verified the shed was indeed stolen.

Police say Thompson was found with crystal meth and prescription pills that had not been prescribed to him. He was charged with unauthorized taking or transfer and police will seek indictments for unlawful possession of a Schedule W drug, reckless conduct, criminal mischief and unlawful possession of a Schedule Z drug.

James and Berton were charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and are expected to be indicted on additional charges of reckless conduct and criminal mischief, according to police.

All three men were taken to York County Jail and are being held on $5,000 bail.

The York County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the case.

Three suspects are bing held in York County Jail after they allegedly stole this shed and tried to drag it away on Heath Road in Lebanon. (Maine State Police photo)

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