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Franklin sheriff's office finds evidence of illegal marijuana operation

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says it has found evidence of a large marijuana growing operation in New Sharon, the latest in a string of illegal operations found across central Maine.

They say detectives got a search warrant for the residence on Industry Road after noticing it had been equipped with two 200-amp electrical meters. The building was searched Friday morning, and deputies found evidence "associated with a large marijuana grow."

Kaitlyn Budion is Maine Public’s Bangor correspondent, joining the reporting team after several years working in print journalism.