Additional arrest in local meth operation

Mitchell Levesque SarahAnother person was arrested Tuesday night in Gilead in connection with a methamphetamine manufacturing and trafficking operation in the Bethel area. Sarah Mitchell, 38, of the North Road in Gilead was arrested by Maine Drug Enforcement Agent Tony Milligan, according to Matt Cashman of MDEA.  She is charged with criminal conspiracy to traffic in methamphetamines, he said Wednesday. Earlier this month eight  people were arrested for manufacturing/trafficking in meth. Mitchell’s role was to gather components, including pseudoephedrine, a common cold decongestant essential to the manufacturing process, Cashman said. “I expect additional arrests,” he said. “This is a relatively large-scale operation, considering the area.”