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Law enforcement officers pile marijuana plants outside of a warehouse on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 in Lewiston, Maine. State and federal law enforcement officers coordinated in a multi-location drug raid on Tuesday morning.
By Jake Bleiberg, BDN Staff • February 27, 2018 4:30 pm
Updated: March 1, 2018 7:13 am
More than 110 pounds of marijuana, 2 pounds of glass-like cannabis concentrate and six Mason jars of butane hash oil were among the haul from a series of raids by state and federal agents Tuesday.
The sweep was part of an investigation into a marijuana trafficking operation that has been operating in Androscoggin County under the cover of Maine’s Medical Marijuana program, according to court documents.
On Tuesday, a battery of law enforcement agencies executed 20 search warrants at properties in the Lewiston-Auburn area, seizing bales of pot and arresting and charging a local man with possessing marijuana and manufacturing hash oil with the intent to distribute them, a court complaint states.
The bust came less than two months