Federal agents joined Bridgton police for two raids Tuesday night, netting marijuana and cultivation equipment at each address, Chief David Lyons said.

At the end of the night, William J. Boutin, 30, and Kristi L. (Lamotte) Boutin, 29, of 457 South High St., and Peter Lake, 57, of 619 Sweden Road, were in custody and charged with cultivating marijuana.

Bridgton Police officers and agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant Tuesday at around 5 p.m. at the Boutin’s South High Street home.

There, they confiscated a number of mature marijuana plant stalks, small quantities of marijuana and “significant” marijuana cultivation equipment, Lyons said. The crop appeared to have been recently harvested, he said.

Later that evening, at around 11:30 p.m., authorities executed a search warrant at 619 Sweden Road, which is owned by Kevin Thurston and occupied by Lake, Lyons said.

A large number of marijuana bushes, mid range in maturity, were confiscated, along with a sizable quantity of marijuana buds and a significant amount of marijuana cultivating equipment, Lyons said.

Bridgton Police Officer Brad Gaumont, the primary investigator in the case, said these cases are still being investigated and further charges are being considered.


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