Police probe plants in pot clinic Dumpster

December 7th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

Thomaston — Thomaston police officers responded to marijuana plants found in a Dumpster at the Northeast Patients Group facility on Route 1 Nov. 29, but found no violations, according to Sgt. Timothy Hoppe.

He said Officer Dan Quintero, assisted by Officer Paul Pinkham, smelled marijuana in the vicinity of the clinic at 149 New County Road (Route 1) and found the stalks of 11 plants discarded in a Dumpster at the site. Hoppe said the clinic had discarded the portions of the plant not used in its operations.

Hoppe said police talked to the owner of the clinic and investigated the issue. However, he said the clinic has been disposing the plants in accordance with the rules of its license through the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Police have recommended that the clinic dispose of plants in a lockable Dumpster contained by a fence.

Officer Michael Blais removed the plants from the Dumpster.

Northeast Patients Group has been growing marijuana at its clinic, where it is licensed to provide medical marijuana.

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