Andree Kehn | AP
By Jake Bleiberg, BDN Staff
March 12, 2018 3:59 pm

Updated: March 12, 2018 4:25 pm

A third man has been charged for his alleged role in a drug trafficking ring that prosecutors say has been distributing hundreds of pounds of marijuana out of the Lewiston-Auburn area.

Tyler Poland, 31, was arrested Monday and charged with possessing and intending to distribute more than 600 marijuana plants, hundreds more pounds of processed marijuana and more than a kilogram of Ecstasy pills, according to complaint filed in a Portland federal court.

Poland’s Auburn home was among the properties searched in late February during a federal drug bust that has led to three arrests and, according to law enforcement, disrupted an operation that was growing large quantities of pot under the cover of Maine’s Medical Marijuana program and illegally selling it across state lines.

Including the 366 pounds of processed pot seized from Poland, court records so far show that more than 650 pounds of marketable marijuana were seized in the raid. Federal and state law enforcement also confiscated pounds of glass-like

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