Published DateGILFORD — A County Club Road man faces one count of manufacturing methamphetamine after local, state and county police raided his home yesterday morning.
Sheriff Craig Wiggin said Steven Simoneau, 57, of 194 Country Club Road is charged with one count of manufacturing a controlled drug. He also had a bench warrant served on him for non payment of fines.
Wiggin said the N.H. Drug Enforcement Administration's Clandestine Lab Team joined the raid and the Gilford Fire Department stood by because of the highly flammable nature of methamphetamine production. He said the Clandestine Lab Team determined there was no immediate hazard and the neighbors were not endangered.
He said there were numerous outbuildings on the property associated with Simoneau and Son Concrete that also includes a private residence. Police were on the scene for about three hours arriving at 11 a.m. and leaving just after 2 p.m. He said they recovered a significant amount of evidence that includes controlled drugs and assorted materials typically associated with methamphetamine production.
Wiggin said Simoneau was in the driveway when police arrived and was taken into custody without incident. He said police closed Country Club Road for about 30 minutes while the task force evaluated the property for hazards.
Simoneau was held on $5,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear via video arraignment at 10 a.m. this morning.