Two Glenburn men accused of robbing medical marijuana patient …

October 3rd, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

BELFAST, Maine — Two Glenburn men accused of impersonating police in September to steal from a Winterport marijuana grower remained jailed Friday after a judge set bail of $10,000 and $15,000.

Jeffrey Hurd, 47, and Scott Roberts, 35, made their initial appearance Friday afternoon at Belfast District Court by videoconference from Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. The two have been confined since turning themselves in Wednesday night at Waldo County Jail in Belfast.

Hurd and Roberts, dressed in prison uniforms, looked very different Friday than they did in the surveillance camera photos allegedly taken during the Sept. 21 robbery at a Winterport residence. In those photos, Hurd, Roberts and another man were wearing black SWAT team gear and a sheriff’s office uniform. Police allege that the men brandished a gun and had a verbal confrontation with the landowner, a medical marijuana patient, before grabbing an armful of marijuana plants and running away.

On Friday, Judge Patricia Worth read the two men the list of charges brought against them by the state: felony robbery, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, impersonating a public servant and criminal trespass. She addressed Roberts first, saying hello and asking him how he was.

“Could be better,” Roberts replied as he sat at a table at the prison with a state-provided attorney of the day by his side.

During the brief first appearance, Roberts told the judge that he planned to apply for a state-provided defense attorney. Until that time, the judge set bail at $15,000 cash, which was requested

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