Portland man faces federal drug charges

10:03 AM, Oct 8, 2013   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Portland man is facing federal charges for allegedly running an interstate marijuana smuggling operation and laundering more than $100,000 through a Maine attorney.

According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, 29-year-old David Jones was arrested Friday on a charge of possession with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.

Jones became the target of a federal investigation in 2012 after a friend was arrested in Kansas while driving about 100 pounds of marijuana from California to Maine.

The U.S. attorney's office in Maine filed a motion Friday seeking to have Jones detained. He was in custody of the county jail Monday, pending a detention hearing Thursday.

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