Police issue arrest warrants for fake cop medical pot thefts

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WINTERPORT — State police have issued arrest warrants for two of three men who robbed a medical marijuana patient of the medicinal herb a week ago dressed up like law enforcement personnel, officials say.

Jeffrey Hurd, 47, and Scott Roberts, 35, both of Glenburn, are wanted for robbery, impersonating a police officer and theft. They were identified after surveillance camera photos were released to the public on Monday. State Police investigators received more than three dozen tips from the public.

“Both men are considered armed and dangerous,” said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, in a Wednesday press release.

The men, two dressed in black SWAT team gear and one wearing a sheriff’s office uniform and brandishing a gun, went to the Winterport property, the location of which police are not releasing to protect the privacy of the landowner, at around 7 a.m.

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Hurd is holding a handgun in the photos released, McCausland said. He is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall and Roberts is 5 feet, 11 inches tall. Both men weigh over 200 pounds.

Anyone with information on the two men’s whereabouts should call State Police in Augusta at 624-7076 or 911.

A third man who is only partially visible in the surveillance photos released does not have an arrest warrant issued for him at this time, according to Trooper Elisha Fowlie.

Lt. Aaron Hayden of the Maine State Police said Tuesday morning that investigators have a “possible lead on the identity of the third.”

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