Man claims to be registered medical marijuana provider, but isn’t, police say

February 10th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

Man claims to be registered medical marijuana provider, but isn’t, police say

South Portland Police say they arrested a man ho claimed to be a registered, medical marijuana caregiver, but actually wasn’t.

Police say the investigation began following a report from the suspect during the fall in which he claimed four, large marijuana plants were stolen from his property on Harborview Avenue. Police responded, investigated the scene, and found numerous, other marijuana plants. The homeowner who made the call, 37-year-old Brendan McGann, claimed he was a licensed marijuana caregiver. Because of the ambiguity of Maine’s just-passed medical marijuana law at the time, and following consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, South Portland Police decided not to charge McGann. Since the law has been enacted and the rules made clear, police say they learned McGann isn’t registered with the state as a licensed caregiver. He was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with marijuana cultivation and trafficiking.

Police say they found 135 marijuana plants on McGann’s property and more than two pounds of processed marijuana. The new medical marijuana law allows a registered caregiver to only have six plants for cultivation – much less than what police discovered, making McGann’s marijuana growth illegal, even if he were registered.

Ted Homer
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Man claims to be registered medical marijuana provider, but isn’t, police say

Thursday, February 10 2011, 02:41 AM EST

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