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File photo of law enforcement officers piling 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 • March 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Updated: March 12, 2018 4:25 pm
A third man has been charged for his alleged role in a drug trafficking ring that prosecutors say has been distributing hundreds of pounds of marijuana out of the Lewiston-Auburn area.
Tyler Poland, 31, was arrested Monday and charged with possessing and intending to distribute more than 600 marijuana plants, hundreds more pounds of processed marijuana and more than a kilogram of Ecstasy pills, according to complaint filed in a Portland federal court.
Poland’s Auburn home was among the properties searched in late February during a federal drug bust that has led to three arrests and, according to law enforcement, disrupted an operation that was growing large quantities of pot under the cover of Maine’s Medical Marijuana program