Major marijuana grow op busted in Parsonsfield

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PARSONSFIELD — In a coordinated early morning raid, Maine State Police, along with agents from the Office of Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Maine Office of Cannabis clearly (OCP), executed a search warrant at a residence suspected of housing an illegal marijuana cultivation operation.

The raid, which took place at 8:45 a.m. on June 7, came after the Parsonsfield community raised multiple concerns to the town office about the possibility of an illicit grow at 424 Maplecrest Road.

These complaints were subsequently passed to the Maine OCP and State Police, prompting an investigation.

Authorities confirmed that the property had been used for cultivating marijuana illegally since March of last year.

The search revealed more than 2,500 marijuana plants, most of which were mature and in the budding stage.

The operation was found to be in violation of Maine’s cannabis laws, which allow an adult to possess up to six mature marijuana plants for recreational purposes and an additional six for medical use.

Investigators on the scene also discovered unsafe living conditions, significant fire hazards, and the use of harmful pesticides within the residence.

The elaborate setup included sophisticated lighting and hydroponic systems to support the growth of the plants.

Following the discovery, all marijuana plants were seized and subsequently destroyed.

As of now, no arrests have been made in connection with the operation.

The investigation is ongoing, and officials are urging anyone with information to come forward to assist with the case.

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