Police seize 82 pot plants in bust near Brunswick High School

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BRUNSWICK — Police arrested a 33-year-old man Wednesday and seized 82 marijuana plants and a hydroponic system at his home.

Police arrested Eric Colgan of 90 Maquoit Road at about 5 p.m. The arrest was the result of a search warrant, part of an ongoing drug investigation by the Brunswick Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

All of the plants and the hydroponic growing system were seized in the arrest.

Colgan is charged with aggravated cultivation of marijuana and aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs, both Class C felonies. The charges are considered aggravated because the alleged operation was within 1,000 feet of Brunswick High School.

Colgan was transported to Cumberland County Jail in Portland, where he was later released on unsecured bail of $15,000. 

He is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Portland on Nov. 4.

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A photo shows several of the 82 marijuana plants seized by the Brunswick Police Department and agents with Maine Drug Enforcement Agency during a July 28 bust at 90 Maquoit Road. Police arrested Eric Colgan, 33, on charges of aggravated marijuana cultivation and furnishing of scheduled drugs. Brunswick Detective Sgt. Martin Rinaldi said the growing operation was one of the most sophisticated he’d seen. Rinaldi said the grow room was located in Colgan’s basement and featured complex venting, timed light and irrigation and music to encourage growth.

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