BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A judge sentenced a Monroe man Friday for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a drug involved premises and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Court proceedings showed that agents searched James Ford's home in November 2011 and found a large "sophisticated" indoor marijuana growing operation and two rifles. The U.S. Attorney's office said that evidence submitted during trial showed that Ford and his family members worked to grow hundreds of marijuana plants at his home.
Ford was found guilty of the charges during a jury trial in Nov. 21, 2013. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and eight years of supervised release.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, the Waldo County Sheriff's Office and the Maine State Police.