The Maine State Police announced on Tuesday that they had busted up two illegal cannabis growing operations in Belgrade.
The investigations led to the arrest of two men, 44-year-old Yuequan Chen of Mass. and 66-year-old Lin Min Chan of Florida.
Both were charged with Class B felonies.
More than 2,300 live marijuana plants were seized.
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Although the MSP did not publish street addresses, a source confirmed to the Maine Wire that the Guptill Road property was located at 24 Guptill Road.
That house was purchased by Ying Ci Mei, 50, of Brooklyn, N.Y., in Feb. 2021, according to the Kennebec County Registry of Deeds.
The other property is located at 140 Point Road, very close to Guptill Road. It was purchased by Siu Yin Huang, 65, of Uncasville, Conn., in Aug. 2021.
The Maine Wire’s exclusive investigative series — Triad Weed — has uncovered and publicized the locations of dozens of these illegal, foreign-owned marijuana grow operations, including locations in Somerset, Kennebec, Penobscot, Waldo, Oxford, and Franklin Counties.
Stay tuned to the Maine Wire for more developments in this series.
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- Maine Legislature Will Consider Proposal to Fight Chinese-owned Marijuana Operations
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