Etna Man Sentenced to One Year and a Day for Marijuana Conspiracy
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that James Mansfield, 33, of Etna, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to one year and a day in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute marijuana. Mansfield pleaded guilty on February 15, 2018.
According to court records, during a period between October 2010 and August 2016, the defendant conspired with others to illegally manufacture and distribute marijuana. The defendant grew marijuana at a large, sophisticated indoor growing facility in Frankfort, Maine which he was told was an illegal medical marijuana grow. In May 2016, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the facility and seized about 400 marijuana plants, 295 marijuana root balls, and paraphernalia used to manufacture and process marijuana. According to the search warrant affidavit, the defendant and his co-conspirators were not registered as medical marijuana caregivers with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and the location of the facility was not reported to DHHS.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.