WASHINGTON COUNTY – A big marijuana bust in Washington County in 2009 has resulted in a lot of extra money for numerous law enforcement agencies.
More than $1.5 million was distributed today to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Maine State Police and Warden Service, the Hancock County Sheriffs Department and others.
It all stems from a bust in Township 37 where Malcolm French was caught growing close to 3,000 marijuana plants.
As a result of that bust, French and the company, Haynes Timberland were to forfeit a warehouse compound in Downeast Maine along with a hunting camp in LaGrange that authorities said were paid for with drug money.
That forfeiture had a value of $1,550,000 which was split between the agencies that took part in the investigation.