On September 5th, an agent from the Calais Border Patrol Station discovered a suspected marijuana grow while patrolling the area on foot. The agent immediately requested backup and a K-9 unit. Upon arrival, the K-9 handler conducted an open air sniff. His K-9 partner alerted to the presence of a trained odor and traced it to the source.
Once the substance tested positive for marijuana, nearly 40 pounds of marijuana plants were seized, an approximate value of $135,000.00.
“As Border Patrol agents, we enforce Federal drug laws, including marijuana. This was an excellent job done by our Calais agents and their k-9 partner,” Said Acting Patrol Agent in Charge of the Calais Station, James F. Trainor, Jr.