FAIRFIELD — Fairfield police found a homemade bomb while conducting a search at a residence on Winter Street.
According to a press release from the Fairfield Police department, officers went to the residence on Sunday in an attempt to locate 40-year-old Derek Poirier, who had an active arrest warrant and active bail conditions prohibiting drugs, alcohol and dangerous weapons.
Police said while searching the residence, officers found usable amounts of heroin and methamphetamine, as well as what appeared to be an improvised explosive device.
The release said members of the Maine State Police’s bomb and explosives unit and the state fire marshal’s office were called to assist with the device, which was turned over to the fire marshall’s office for further investigation.
Police then arrested Poirier on the warrant.
He’s charged with two counts of possession of scheduled drugs and two counts of violating conditions of release.
His arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 15 at Skowhegan District Court.
Fairfield and Clinton police officers returned to the residence with a search warrant on Monday.
While conducting an in-depth search of the home, officers found three other people, each on bail conditions and in possession of meth.
Police said all three were subsequently arrested and charged with possession of scheduled drugs and violation of conditions of release.
More charges are expected as the investigation continues.