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Houlton, Maine – A Border Patrol Agent working in Houlton, Maine discovered 5.3 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle on Saturday, March 30.
The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, who is not a medical marijuana care giver, admitted to possessing marijuana and was found to have an expired Maine Medical Marijuana program card. The amount of marijuana also exceeded the allowable amount under the State of Maine recreational marijuana guidelines. The marijuana was seized and the driver released pending further investigation. The marijuana has an estimated value of $48,000.
“Although Maine has very strict marijuana possession guidelines, marijuana possession is still against federal law,” said Houlton Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens. “When our agents become aware of a federal law violation they have a duty to act and will continue to do so.”