Waterboro man charged with growing marijuana

March 18th, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »



WATERBORO – A Waterboro man was arrested last week and charged with marijuana cultivation.

John F. Pond, 27, was arrested March 14 by York County Sheriff’s Office deputies, after Deputy Shawn Sanborn received information that a residence in the Lake Arrowhead community smelled heavily of marijuana. Sanborn, who works exclusively in Waterboro, went to the residence to conduct an investigation, according to a department press release.  

Upon his arrival, Sanborn also detected the smell of unsmoked marijuana and also observed evidence in the yard indicative of somebody growing marijuana (jugs, pails, etc.). A search warrant was then written for the residence.

Upon executing the search warrant, Sanborn and other deputies found approximately 80 marijuana plants and approximately 2 lbs. of processed marijuana. The marijuana had a street value of approximately $60,000.  Pond is not a licensed medical provider. 

Pond, who has a previous conviction for criminal marijuana possession in New Hampshire, is being held at the York County Jail with a bail of $1,000 cash. Cultivation is a class C felony.

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