PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland man is facing federal charges for allegedly running an interstate marijuana smuggling operation and laundering more than $100,000 through a Maine attorney.
According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, 29-year-old David Jones was arrested Friday on a charge of possession with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.
The Portland Press Herald, reports that his former attorney, who is not named, is also under investigation.
Jones became the target of a federal investigation in 2012 after a friend was arrested in Kansas while driving about 100 pounds of marijuana from California to Maine.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Maine filed a motion Friday seeking to have Jones detained. He was in custody of the county jail Monday, pending a detention hearing Thursday.