Police say that drug agents working on an unrelated case happened to be near a marijuana dispensary when Danny Mitchell, 48, of Portland purchased marijuana inside then sold it to a Massachusetts man in a nearby parking lot.

Mitchell is due in court Thursday on an earlier charge of selling a prescription stimulant, police said.

Mitchell was seen April 29 leaving Wellness Connection of Maine, a licensed marijuana dispensary on Congress Street, and meeting a man in a nearby parking lot where he exchanged the medical marijuana for cash, police said.

Mitchell, who has a valid prescription for medical marijuana, returned to the clinic and bought more marijuana, police said.

The man who bought the marijuana – $25 for a gram that cost $15 in the clinic – said he came to Maine to buy marijuana at the clinic and had just met Mitchell, police said. He was not charged.

Mitchell was being held on $5,000 bail at Cumberland County Jail in Portland.

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