EDGECOMB — An Edgecomb man was arrested last week for growing marijuana at his home on Old County Road.

Lt. Michael Murphy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department said deputies and agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted a search at the home of 37-year-old John Main. A warrant was issued as the result of an ongoing investigation into the trafficking of illegal drugs in the midcoast.

Seized durng the search were 11 marijuana plants, more than two pounds of processed marijuana, a set of scales and two rifles. The marijauna’s street value was about $5,000.

Main was charged with unlawful trafficking in marijuana and possession of a firearm by a felon. He has been released on $1,500 unsecured bail.

Police officers also discovered 45 large marijuana plants growing behind the home of 55-year-old Fred Nelson, who also lives on Old County Road in Edgecomb. Those plants were seized. Nelson was summonsed for marijuana cultivation.