BANGOR, Maine — A Milford woman has been charged in connection with the discovery of a methamphetamine lab dismantled in October by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Tonya Alicea, 29, made her first court appearance Wednesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center by video conference from the Penobscot County Jail on one count each of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs and unlawful operation of a methamphetamine lab, both Class B crimes.
She was not asked to enter pleas Wednesday because she has not been indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury. It next convenes on Feb. 24.
District Court Judge John Lucy set bail at $750 cash with conditions that she not return to the Milford trailer park where she was allegedly making methamphetamine, not use intoxicants and be tested for their use, and not possess items that could be used to make the drug.
Brendan Trainor, assistant district attorney for Penobscot County, told the judge that the alleged meth lab was discovered Oct. 28 when emergency medical technicians responded to the report of a possible overdose. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said at the time that it was the 43rd meth lab it had dealt with in 2015.
If convicted, Alicea faces up to 10 years in prison and fine of up to $20,000. She also could be ordered to reimburse the MDEA for the cost of dismantling the lab.