June 24, 2018
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Pittsfield man’s lawyer to ask for dismissal of medical marijuana case

By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A Pittsfield man who says his medical marijuana plants were confiscated illegally by drug agents in a March 19 raid will wait until at least December to learn the outcome of his case.

James Fowler’s court-appointed attorney, John Martin, told Maine Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy on Tuesday that he intends to file a motion to dismiss the charges against Fowler on the grounds that he is a medical marijuana patient and provider. At the time of the confiscation, Fowler was supplying three other people from plants he had growing in his home.

Fowler pleaded not guilty in March to a charge of cultivating marijuana. His appearance in Somerset County Superior Court in Skowhegan Tuesday was less than five minutes long.

Fowler’s next court date is scheduled for Dec. 8, though Murphy indicated the case could hit the docket again prior to that, depending on the timing of Martin’s motion.

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