Dexter police arrest two men after allegedly discovering mason jars filled with marijuana during home search

Posted March 14, 2014, at 11:02 a.m.

DEXTER, Maine — Local police arrested a pair of men on Wednesday evening on McFarland Street, Chief Kevin Wintle said Friday.

A search warrant of a residence rented by Gregory Bohan, 50, of Dexter, was conducted around 5:15 p.m., according to Wintle, and numerous mason jars filled with marijuana were found.

In addition to the drugs in the jars, Bohan apparently had some sort of lighting system in the residence and numerous drug paraphernalia, Wintle said. Police believe he was growing marijuana inside the residence.

While Dexter officers were on scene, a vehicle driven by Lee Carnes, 34, also of Dexter, pulled into the driveway, Wintle said.

Officer Allen Emerson spoke with Carnes and suspected he had been drinking, according to Wintle, and field sobriety tests confirmed the officer’s suspicion.

Wintle declined to say whether the arrests of the two men were connected.

Bohan was charged with trafficking in schedule Z drugs, a Class D misdemeanor, while Carnes was booked on an operating under the influence charge, the chief said.

Both men were bailed out from the Dexter police station with bail conditions, Wintle said. They are scheduled to appear in court on April 16.

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