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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maine

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Thomas E. Delahanty II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Andrew McCormack

Monroe Man Sentenced to Almost 4 Years on Federal Drug Charges

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Paul Ford, 33, of Monroe, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 46 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana and manufacturing marijuana.  Ford pleaded guilty to the offenses on May 7, 2013.

According to court records, from approximately 2006 until November of 2011, the defendant and other family members operated a large and sophisticated indoor marijuana growing operation out of the defendant’s parents’ home in Monroe, Maine.  The defendant also operated a separate indoor marijuana growing operation at his residence in Swanville, Maine.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police.



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