The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has charged two Belfast men with making methamphetamine after the discovery of a meth lab inside one of their homes.

According to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, Edward Mylen,37, of Belfast was charged with aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine and unlawful operation of a methamphetamine laboratory.

Michael Redding,27, of Belfast was charged with trafficking in Methamphetamine and unlawful operation of a methamphetamine laboratory.

McCausland said on March 21, drug agents from the MDEA Mid-Coast District Task Force arrested the two men at 354 High St. in Belfast. Mylen and Redding had been under investigation since December for manufacturing methamphetamine at Redding’s High Street residence, McCausland said, adding  that while agents were interviewing the two, a meth lab was discovered in the home.

Agents secured the residence while a search warrant was drafted. Seized in the search was about 2 grams of methamphetamine that the men had made, McCausland said.

Due to the dangerous nature of methamphetamine manufacturing, members of the MDEA Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team were utilized in seizing evidence and rendering it safe for disposal. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection assisted at the scene taking the waste products for safe disposal, said McCausland.

Mylen and Redding were processed at the Waldo County Re-Entry Center then transported to the Two Bridges Regional Jail. Bail was set at $5,000 cash each. Mylen’s prior drug conviction aggravated his charge.

Assisting with the investigation were officers from Belfast Police Department.

This was the 17th meth lab incident responded to by MDEA this year, according to McCausland.