Three Arrested Following Massive Marijuana Operation Bust in Central Maine
It seems like each and every week we are reporting about a different, and often large, illegal marijuana grow somewhere in the Central Maine area. And here we are, another week, and another illegal grow.
According to the Kennebec Journal, police in Somerset County say that three people have been taken into custody following a bust by the Somerset County Sheriff's Office, Maine DEA, and US Customs and Border Patrol on Wednesday.
The article says that the agencies executed a search at a residence on West Ridge Road in the town of Cornville, Maine on Wednesday. During their search, officials discovered more than 750 illegally grown marijuana plants as well as almost 100 pounds of processed marijuana.
Somerset County Sheriff, Dale Lancaster, said in part about the bust,
“We do have a problem in Somerset County, and today was the first step. I think we have been able to solidify a plan on moving forward to be more aggressive in trying to deter some of these illegal grows.”
Three people were taken into custody following the bust and they were all charged with illegal cultivation of marijuana as well as unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs. The three people arrested range in age from 63 to 75 years old.
The Kennebec Journal reported on Wednesday that deputies arrested Huansheng Mai, 75; Yuling Mei, 63; and Yiming Hu, 68.
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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