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Maine man gets 5 years for pot-growing role

June 3, 2013

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A 35-year-old Maine man charged with helping run a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation with his family is going to prison for five years.

James T. Ford was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor for his role in a pot-growing operation at his parents’ house in Monroe.

Ford, his younger brother Paul, and their parents were arrested in 2011. Police say they seized 300 marijuana plants and 10 pounds of processed marijuana from the parents’ home that together were worth about $800,000.

WABI-TV (http://bit.ly/16Elb0w ) reports that Paul Ford, of Swanville, pleaded guilty last month and awaits sentencing.

The 57-year-old parents, Darlene and James F. Ford, have pleaded not guilty and are free on bail.

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Information from: WABI-TV, http://www.wabi.tv

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