Police say they pulled $60,000 worth of
marijuana plants from the ground yesterday in western Maine as part
of ongoing marijuana eradication efforts around the state.
Police say they pulled 61 mature pot plants — between four and
6 feet tall — from land in Mexico and Rumford. The plants were
estimated to have a street of value of about $1,000 each.
Police on the ground used all-terrain vehicles to get to the
plants with help from a Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agent who
spotted the plants from a helicopter.