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    Canadian Company Ditches Plans for Large Pot Grow in Maine
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    A Canadian company has ditched plans to buy a marijuana-growing facility in Auburn, Maine.

    The Bangor Daily News reports that Vancouver-based C21 investments pulled the plug on the deal because of rules imposed by the Maine Legislature.

    But the newspaper said the property's owner, Kevin Dean, is also linked to a federal marijuana-trafficking and money-laundering investigation.

    A grand jury indicted Dean's former business partner on drug-trafficking charges tied to his alleged use of Dean's cultivation facility in Auburn.

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    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Federal authorities said the charges against the former partner are part of an investigation of a larger trafficking ring that illegally grew marijuana ``under the cover of, but in violation of, Maine's medical marijuana program.''

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