TOWNSHIP 37 (AP) — The sentencing of three men in a federal courtroom in Bangor will close a case that began six years ago with the discovery of a clandestine marijuana growing operation.

Officials say the operation featured bunkhouses, migrant workers — and $9 million worth of marijuana.

Malcolm French of Enfield and Rodney Russell of South Thomaston face at least 10 years in prison today for charges including manufacturing drugs and harboring workers who were in the country illegally. Kendall Chase of Bradford faced a lesser sentence.

They were convicted of charges stemming from a sophisticated operation nestled in the woods and swamps in Township 37 in Washington County.

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