EUSTIS — Police seized growing and harvested marijuana plants along with two vehicles, including one that was stolen from Auburn, from a camp on Brittany Road Wednesday. Charges are pending against suspects involved in the case.
Franklin County Sheriff's Sgt. Steven Lowell and Deputy Kenneth Charles and a Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agent responded to a complaint that several subjects were growing and harvesting marijuana at the camp, Sheriff's Lt. Niles Yeaton said Friday.
The officers discovered an elaborate marijuana cultivation operation at the camp site, Yeaton said.
More than 50 immature marijuana plants and more than 1 pound of recently harvested marijuana plant material were seized, according to Yeaton.
Officers also located and seized two mature plants growing a short distance from the camp, he said.
Police also seized a 2005 Polaris all-terrain vehicle that was used to transport marijuana and to facilitate the growing and harvesting operation.
During a routine check of the ATV, Auburn Police Department determined that it was reported stolen in 2008.
A 2005 Dodge pickup truck was also seized.
Information from this investigation subsequently led to the seizure of about 1 pound of marijuana and one-half pound of psilocybin hallucinogenic mushrooms at an associated residence, according to Yeaton.