Man Gets 4 Years in Prison for Role in Washington Co. Pot Farm 

Catherine Pegram

A man from Mexico is going to prison for four years for his role in a major pot growing ring in Washington County.

53-year-old Moises Soto was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Bangor.

He pleaded guilty last year to drug conspiracy and harboring illegal aliens.

Drug agents say in September of 2009, they found nearly 3,000 pot plants in Township 37, worth about $9 million.

Four men from Maine are still waiting to be sentenced in the case.

They’re accused of running the operation with help from illegal aliens.

Haynes Timber Company is also charged with managing and controlling property used to make marijuana.

Besides prison time, Soto was also ordered to serve three years of probation.