EDINBURG, Maine — Two area men were arrested Friday night after a Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy and a Maine State Police Trooper found a methamphetamine-making operation in a home on Edinburg Road.

The homeowner, Eugene Pomeroy, 48, is charged with unlawful operation of a meth lab, a Class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Cmdr. Peter Arno said Sunday in a news release.

Also charged is Scott Lord Jr., 29, of Mattawamkeag, who was out on bail on a pending MDEA charge for drug trafficking at the time of his arrest on Friday. Arno said that Lord was found hiding in the basement of Pomeroy’s house when agents arrived. He is charged with violating the conditions of his release.

Both men are being held at Penobscot County Jail. Bail for Pomeroy has been set at $25,000, a jail official said. Lord is being held without bail. Both are scheduled to appear Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Lord, along with his father, 51-year-old Scott Lord Sr., and his mother, Ann Lord, 47, were indicted in May by the Penobscot County grand jury on drug charges, according to a previously published report.

Scott Lord Sr. and his wife were arrested in March and accused of trafficking in oxycodone.

Scott Lord Jr. was indicted on one count of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs.

His father was indicted on three counts of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs and one criminal forfeiture count.

His mother was indicted on two counts of aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs and one count each of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, violation of condition of release and criminal forfeiture.

Arno said that the deputy and trooper went to Pomeroy’s residence at 316 Edinburg Road Friday night in search of an individual wanted on an active warrant. The officers had reason to believe that this individual was at Pomeroy’s residence, he said.

While there, the officers discovered items consistent with those used to manufacture methamphetamine using the “one pot” or “shake and bake” method, Arno said.

Based upon the evidence gathered, the house was secured for the night pending the application for a search warrant for the residence.

A search warrant for the Edinburg home was granted on Saturday and at around noon, MDEA’s clandestine lab team arrived to dismantle the lab and collect evidence related to the criminal investigation.

A significant amount of evidence consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine was collected during the search, Arno said.

The MDEA was assisted by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, the Maine State Police, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Howland Fire Department.

Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in Maine is encouraged to contact the nearest MDEA office or call the agency’s tip line at 800-452-6457.