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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monroe Man Sentenced to Almost 4 Years on Federal Drug Charges

Contact: Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Paul
Ford, 33, of Monroe, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge
John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 46 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to
manufacture marijuana and manufacturing marijuana. Ford pleaded guilty to the offenses on
May 7, 2013.

According to court records, from approximately 2006 until November of 2011, the
defendant and other family members operated a large and sophisticated indoor marijuana
growing operation out of the defendant’s parents’ home in Monroe, Maine. The defendant also
operated a separate indoor marijuana growing operation at his residence in Swanville, Maine.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of
Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police.

Updated January 26, 2015