Bath raid results in drug charges, order to register iguana

Posted April 26, 2013, at 4:49 p.m.

BATH, Maine — Two Bath men are facing drug charges after police conducted a raid Friday afternoon at their residence on Windjammer Way.

In addition to being charged with drug offenses, one of the men was ordered to register his large iguana with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Bath police Chief Mike Field said in a news release.

According to Field, officers from the Bath Police Department and Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 42 Windjammer Way about 3:30 p.m. after receiving credible information that Clancy Morton, 27, had marijuana and drug paraphernalia at his home.

Police also were told that Morton had an exotic animal — namely, a 5-foot iguana.

As a result of the search, police seized Adderall pills, marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia and marijuana plants, the chief said.

Morton was arrested and charged with illegal possession of scheduled drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released after posting $1,500 bail.

Morton’s roommate, 26-year-old Joseph Reeve, was charged with cultivating marijuana.

Morton and Reeve are scheduled to appear in West Bath District Court on June 18.

If convicted, Morton faces up to one year in jail and up to $2,000 in fines, Field said. He said Reeve faces up to 6 months in jail and $1,000 in fines.

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