Stolen property, marijuana plants lead to arrest

Posted May 13, 2009, at 9:23 p.m.

CAMDEN, Maine — A local man was arrested after authorities found stolen property and marijuana plants at his John Street home.

Timothy A. Hopkins, 31, was charged Tuesday with receiving stolen property and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs after a search of his home.

Hopkins was implicated in the theft of a Yamaha Raptor four-wheeler, two Husqvarna chain saws and a snowmobile trailer from Route 173 in Lincolnville on Sunday. Investigators subsequently learned that the four-wheeler had been sold to a person in Waldo not involved in the thefts.

Acting on that information, Lincolnville Police Chief Ronald Young and Waldo County Deputy Glen Graef obtained a search warrant for Hopkins’ John Street home. Camden police also took part in the 3:30 p.m. search.

The two chain saws, a 100-piece ratchet set, two gasoline cans, tools and 76 marijuana plants were seized from the home. Hopkins was taken to the Waldo County Jail and released later that day on $500 cash bail.

The matter remains under investigation and additional charges are expected, according to Waldo County Chief Deputy Robert Keating.

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