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Man charged for allegedly turning children’s playroom in church into meth lab

05:26 PM December 10, 2019

Crystal meth, or shabu  (INQUIRER.net Stock Photo)

A man from Maine, USA, has been charged for allegedly using a children’s playroom in a Methodist church to manufacture methamphetamine.

Matthew Anderson, 33, was identified as the suspect after officials of the Buxton United Methodist Church reported a “suspicious activity complaint” to the local police last Thursday, Dec. 5.

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Authorities found “items consistent with the manufacturing process of methamphetamine” inside the designated children’s playroom located upstairs of the church, as per a Buxton Police Department statement released via Facebook on Saturday, Dec. 7.

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Anderson was then taken into custody by the police for an “unrelated arrest warrant.” After being interviewed, Anderson was charged with “unlawful operation of a methamphetamine lab” by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

After being unable to post his $50,000 bail, Anderson was transported to the York County Jail in the town of Alfred, Maine.

The 33-year-old is set to appear in the Alfred Superior Court on Jan. 24 next year.  /ra

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