News and Press Releases

Monroe Man Sentenced to 5 Years
for Firearm and Drug Convictions

June 3, 2013

Contact: Andrew McCormack
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that James
T. Ford, 35, of Monroe, Maine, was sentenced in United States District Court by Chief Judge
John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 5 years in prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release for
conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, manufacturing marijuana and being a felon in possession
of a firearm. Ford pled guilty to the charges on December 20, 2012.

According to court records and proceedings, Ford joined a marijuana manufacturing
conspiracy in late 2008. In October of 2011, law enforcement agents executed a search warrant
at a residence located in Monroe where Ford was then living and found a large-scale,
sophisticated marijuana growing operation. Agents seized over 200 marijuana plants and 5
pounds of harvested marijuana from the residence and a Sig Sauer Model 556, .223 caliber semi-
automatic rifle and six fully loaded 30 round magazines from a room in the residence Ford was
using. Ford had prior armed robbery and drug felony convictions and was prohibited from
possessing firearms.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Maine
State Police, and the Waldo County Sheriff's Department, with the assistance of the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.











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