Waterville man facing felony charges after police seize pot plants

Posted Nov. 17, 2011, at 11:57 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2012, at 2:07 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Waterville man is facing drug charges after a search warrant at his home turned up multiple marijuana plants, according to police.

Jared Bouchard, 29, was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with aggravated cultivation and aggravated trafficking in marijuana, both Class C felonies, along with a misdemeanor count of violating conditions of release, according to Waterville Deputy Police Chief Charles Rumsey.

Waterville police and officers from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Officers found 20 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, drying and processed marijuana, scales, packing material and a small amount of cash, Rumsey said.

Bouchard was charged with felony offenses because his home is within 200 feet of the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, Rumsey said.

Bouchard was transported to the Kennebec County Jail where is bail was set at $500 cash.

(Ryan McLaughlin, BDN)