2011-12-20 / Maine

Brothers sentenced in pot case

BANGOR ( AP) — Two brothers from Maine have been sentenced to federal prison for growing marijuana on their adjacent properties.

Federal prosecutors say 47- year-old Bradley Stone was sentenced to nearly two years in prison on Monday, while 50-year-old Michael Stone was sentenced to a year behind bars.

The Orneville Township brothers were also both ordered to serve three years of probation upon completion of their sentences.

The Bangor Daily News reports that Michael Stone pleaded guilty in April and Bradley Stone pleaded guilty in August to manufacturing marijuana.

Authorities say the brothers were arrested Sept. 21 and investigators found about 30 marijuana plants growing in the woods behind their homes.

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