Third man charged in Twin Cities’ February drug bust – Lewiston Sun …

March 12th, 2018 by admin Leave a reply »

PORTLAND — An Auburn man was arrested and charged today in connection with a Feb. 27 multi-agency, multi-location federal drug bust in Lewiston and Auburn.

Tyler Poland, 31, of Auburn is the third man charged in connection with the bust.

The other men charged are Brian Bilodeau of Auburn and Richard Daniels of Lewiston. 

According to a written statement issued by the U.S. Attorney’s office, Poland has been charged with possession of illegal Ecstasy and marijuana trafficking.

According to the complaint, the charges arose from an investigation into a drug trafficking organization located in the Lewiston-Auburn area that is alleged to have grown and distributed large quantities of marijuana in violation of federal law and under the cover of, but in violation of, Maine’s Medical Marijuana program.

The organization cultivated marijuana at numerous warehouses in Androscoggin County and distributed marijuana to people who were not participants in Maine’s Medical Marijuana program, including out-of-state customers.

On Feb. 27, federal, state and local law enforcement agents executed over 20 search warrants in the Lewiston-Auburn area. The defendant’s 249 Merrow Road residence and warehouses were searched.

According to city records, the property is owned by Central Maine Landvest, a real estate holding and management company incorporated in September 2015. State records show the company’s principal owner is Clay McLafferty of Fish Street in Turner.

McLafferty said Monday evening that he sold the building to Poland in October of November 2017.

The same month the realty company was incorporated, McLafferty was granted a permit for wiring for a grow facility

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