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Cops find hidden weed farm in Maine, taking away more than 4,700 pot plants and nabbing 3 folks

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In Maine, officials took away more than 4,760 marijuana plants and nabbed three people from New York in Somerset County. This was their third search in two weeks for places where they suspect illegal marijuana is being grown.

During the search at the Skowhegan residence on Friday morning, authorities found over $7,000 in money they think is from selling drugs, a Toyota Tacoma truck, and other things related to illegal drugs, as per a statement from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

At the house, three individuals from Brooklyn, aged 56 to 61, got arrested and charged with selling drugs on a schedule and growing marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office. These three were taken to Somerset County Jail initially, but they’ve all paid bail and are out, said Sheriff Dale Lancaster in an email to CNN.

Before this, in the ongoing investigation into illegal marijuana growing in Somerset County, two earlier searches led to seizing more than 1,900 live plants and over 60 pounds of marijuana. No one got arrested during those searches, according to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office.

The police recently took action by searching and arresting people for running illegal marijuana farms. In Maine, if you’re 21 or older, you can legally buy cannabis from authorized shops and have up to 2.5 ounces. The sheriff’s office, along with Waterville Police, Homeland Security, and DEA, conducted a search on Friday. The suspects will appear in court on June 5.

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