Bail has been set at $10,000 cash for a South Thomaston man arrested Feb. 26 and charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

Paul Mahonen Jr. was arrested at his rented residence at 542 St. George Road and charged with one count of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, according to a criminal complaint filed at the Knox County Courthouse.

The charge is punishable by up to one year in jail.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency heard on the street there was methamphetamine in the area, although the location of the drugs was unknown, according to the court document.

When Leonard D. Wells of Greenbush was arrested Feb. 19 at the same St. George Road residence, officials took a Mason jar from the garage that was coated with a white residue on the inside, said court documents.

The contents of the jar tested positive for methamphetamine.

When officials returned Feb. 26 to search the home of Mahonen, he admitted to making "one pot" or "shake and bake" method methamphetamine, according to the criminal complaint.

Mahonen was convicted in October in Knox County Superior Court for unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, a class C offense.

Mahonen is expected back in Knox County Superior Court for a status conference date April 24.

As of March 5 he remained at Knox County Jail.

Courier Publications reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at