Drug agents uproot $28,500 worth of pot plants in western Maine

Posted Aug. 25, 2010, at 11:44 a.m.

PERU, Maine — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says it has gotten rid of more than three dozen marijuana plants with an estimated value of $28,500 in the western Maine town of Peru.

Supervisor Gerry Baril said a Maine Warden Service pilot spotted a plot of pot plants while flying over on an unrelated assignment.

When drug agents searched the remote wooded area Tuesday afternoon, they found three plots with a total of 38 plants that were 6 to 7 feet tall. Baril said there is no way of knowing who planted them.

Baril told the Sun Journal of Lewiston that the next six weeks are crucial for pot growers with the arrival of harvest season.

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