Portland man faces federal drug charges
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland man is facing federal charges for allegedly running an interstate marijuana smuggling operation and laundering more than $100,000 through a Maine attorney.
According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, 29-year-old David Jones was arrested Friday on a charge of possession with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.
The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/16Pldn8 ) reports that his former attorney, who is not named, is also under investigation.
Jones became the target of a federal investigation in 2012 after a friend was arrested in Kansas while driving about 100 pounds of marijuana from California to Maine.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Maine filed a motion Friday seeking to have Jones detained. He was in custody of the county jail Monday, pending a detention hearing Thursday.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com