Police take 100 pot plants from Waldoboro home

By Heather Steeves, BDN Staff
Posted May 13, 2010, at 10:13 p.m.

WALDOBORO, Maine — One man was arrested and another summoned on drug charges Wednesday, and officers took more than 100 potted marijuana plants from the Winslow Mills Road home.

Dwight Robbins, 48, was arrested for felony cultivation of marijuana and three counts of illegal possession of scheduled drugs. His son, Kenneth Robbins, 20, was charged with unlawful cultivation of marijuana and receiving stolen property. Both are misdemeanor offenses.

Dwight Robbins was brought to Two Bridges Regional Jail at 6:56 p.m. and was released at 10:29 the same night. His bail was $2,500.

Waldoboro Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency responded to the report at about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Waldoboro Police Chief Bill Labombarde, the 120 plants were mostly inside the house, but some were in 5-gallon totes in the backyard.

Labombarde said police received information about the men growing the plants, but could not say where the information came from.

The investigation wrapped up at about 6 p.m.

The charge of receiving stolen property against Kenneth Robbins stemmed from the discovery by police of a couple of street signs in the house, Labombarde said.

Labombarde said the MDEA, the sheriff’s office and the local police have been working together to reduce drug crime in the area.

β€œI have always been very proactive in getting drugs off the street. We’re going to continue to do that,” he said. β€œIt’s good that we have these working relationships with these other agencies. It keeps everyone’s costs down.”

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