Four People, One Corporation, Charged in Marijuana Grow Case
Four people and a corporation have been charged by indictment with federal drug and other offenses. Malcom French, 50, of Enfield, Rodney Russell, 48, of South Thomaston, Kendall Chase 55, of Bradford, Robert Berg, 49, of Dexter, and Haynes Timberland, Inc., a Maine corporation, have been charged by indictment with federal drug and other offenses arising out of the September 22, 2009 seizure of 2,943 marijuana plants in Township 37, in Washington County. According to United States Attorney Thomas Delahanty II, French, Russell, and Chase are charged with conspiracy to manufacture over 1000 marijuana plants. French, Russell, Berg and Chase are charged with manufacturing over 1,000 marijuana plants. French, Russell, and Haynes Timberland, Inc., are charged with managing and controlling property used to manufacture marijuana. French, Russell, and Berg are charged with harboring illegal aliens. Berg is charged with assisting individuals conspiring to manufacture marijuana evade apprehension.