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February 18th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

South Portland police raid nets 135 marijuana plants


A South Portland man faces an April hearing in Maine District Court after police found 135 marijuana plants at his home on Harborview Avenue.

South Portland Police Lt. Frank Clark said officers raided the home of Brendan McGann on Feb. 9 and found the plants, just over two pounds of processed marijuana, “drug-related food products” and what may be records of drug transactions.

McGann was charged with Class C cultivation of marijuana and Class D marijuana trafficking. He told police he was growing marijuana because he is a licensed caregiver under the Maine Medical Marijuana Act.

The law, passed last year, allows licensed caregivers to grow up to six plants each for up to five registered patients, and possess up to 2 1/2 ounces of processed marijuana for each patient.

A check of records at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services did not show McGann as a registered caregiver. Police said they were aware he was allegedly growing marijuana since last fall, when he called to report the theft of four plants he allegedly valued at $15,000, Clark said.


Cape Elizabeth superintendent review committee chosen


The credentials review committee established to aid in the search to replace former Cape Elizabeth School Superintendent Alan Hawkins will meet March 5.

Eleven committee members from the town council, school board, school administrators and staff and community members were named last week.

Committee members are: Town Councilor Sara Lennon, School Board members Mary Townsend and Michael Moore, Cape Elizabeth High School Principal Jeffrey

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