Marijuana plants seized, man summoned in Millinocket

Posted Feb. 01, 2012, at 5:53 p.m.

MILLINOCKET, Maine — A local man is due in court on March 7 to answer a drug summons after police claimed to have found a full-grown marijuana plant, several smaller pot plants and cultivating equipment worth $3,500, they said Wednesday.

Jason Spingel, 28, of Millinocket was issued a summons late Friday night for cultivating marijuana and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Sgt. Aaron Brooker and Officer Martin Legassey were called to Spingel’s home on Iron Bridge Road at about 10 p.m. Friday upon report of an argument occurring there. When they arrived, the officers were struck by the pronounced odor of growing marijuana, police said.

Upon quelling the argument, police discovered the marijuana plant in a bedroom closet and issued the summons to Spingel. The woman with whom he was quarreling, his mother, told police that she knew nothing of the plant until police found it, police said.

Spingel is due in Millinocket District Court on March 7, police said.

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