Courtesy: Maine Drug Enforcement Agency
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Down East timberland company and several individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to a major marijuana growing operation.
Named in the indictment handed up earlier this month are Haynes Timberland Inc. of West Enfield, owner of land where the marijuana was grown, and others involved in the operation that allegedly included growing, cultivating and storing marijuana plants.
The indictment stems from a September 2009 raid in Township 37 in Washington County in which nearly 3,000 pot plants were uprooted by drug agents.
State police say it was the second-largest marijuana seizure Maine drug agents have ever been involved with.
That case has been scheduled for trial in November buy pretrial motions could push that date back.
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