10th arrest in local meth ring

 

OXFORD COUNTY JAIL

By Peter McGuire/Sun Media Wire

Maine Drug Enforcement agents have made another arrest in the ongoing investigation into a large-scale methamphetamine production and distribution ring in the Bethel area.

Macy Jon Blaisdell, 34, of Bethel was arrested at his home on Flat Road in Bethel on Thursday afternoon by MDEA agent Tony Milligan, according to officials.

Blaisdell is facing a charge of criminal conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, a highly addictive stimulant.

His is the 10th arrest to come out of police raids on suspected meth labs in the Bethel area.

MDEA Supervisor Matt Cashman said Blaisdell is suspected of purchasing pseudoephedrine, a common decongestant, and providing it to other members of the group to produce meth.

Cashman said members of the group bought pseudoephedrine tablets at pharmacies from Berlin, N.H., to Gray.

According to the Oxford County Jail in Paris, Blaisdell was released Thursday afternoon on $1,000 unsecured bail.