Collection cannister stolen, pot confiscated

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DIXFIELD – An unidentified man stole a collection canister from Ellis Variety on Weld Road with an undisclosed amount of money in it at 4:10 p.m. March 21, police said.

The money was being raised to help pay for treatment of an ill Dirigo High School student.

Dixfield Sgt. Jeff Howe said a surveillance video showed a white male in his 50s of medium build and about 5 feet, six inches tall. He was wearing a black and white plaid jacket, jeans and a dark baseball cap. Anyone with information is asked to call the Dixfield Police Department at 562-4517.

The Police Department also confiscated 85 marijuana plants from Hall Hill Road resident Craig Kuhns, 44, at 10 a.m. March 8.

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Howe said an informant tipped off police, and Kuhns consented to a search of his house. In addition to the plants, police also seized six ounces of processed marijuana, a small amount of hashish oil, and several pieces of smoking and growing items.

Kuhns received a summons to appear in Rumford District Court. No date has been set.

eadams@sunjournal.com

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