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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Haynes Timberland Fined $100,000 in Township 37 Marijuana Grow Case

Contact: Joel Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Haynes Timberland, Inc., a Maine corporation, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine for managing and controlling property used to manufacture marijuana. 
The charge arose out of the September 22, 2009 seizure of 2,943 marijuana plants in Township 37, Washington County.  Haynes Timberland, Inc. and co-defendant, Malcolm French, were also ordered to forfeit $1,550,000, a warehouse compound in Township 31, and a hunting camp in LaGrange that facilitated drug trafficking.

Judge Woodcock continued the sentencings of co-defendants French, Rodney Russell and Kendall Chase that had been scheduled to take place today.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Maine State Police, Washington and Penobscot County Sheriff’s Offices, Maine Warden Service, Maine Forest Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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