September 21, 2017
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Police find $600,000 worth of pot in Sabattus man’s home

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

SABATTUS, Maine — A Sabattus man is facing felony drug charges after a marijuana bust at his home, police said.

David Bizier, 48, was charged with unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison, according to Sabattus police Chief Anthony Ward.

A two-week investigation led Sabattus police and drug enforcement officials to Bizier’s home, according to Ward.

Ward said police on Friday seized more than a pound of processed marijuana and $3,000 in cash. The pot supply included “several hundred plants,” the chief said.

Bizier was booked into the Androscoggin County Jail and later released on bail. Ward said the drugs had a street value of $600,000.

The incident remains under investigation, and Ward said it’s possible the district attorney’s office could elevate the charge to a Class B felony. If so, Bizier could face up to 10 years behind bars.

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