WATERBORO — Authorities seized more than 16 pounds of processed marijuana from a home they said was being used for an indoor growing operation.

The York County Sheriff’s Office investigated a suspicious activity complaint at 181 Beaver Dam Road Thursday after neighbors reported a strange odor coming from the home. Investigators learned that the homeowner did not live there but would visit for several hours each week, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at the home and took two men into custody. Graham Chitouras, 25, of Lexington, Mass., and David Rosen, 26, of Ashway, R.I., were each charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Each is being held on $10,000 cash bail. Their arraignments in York County Superior Court are scheduled for Feb. 12.

Sheriff Maurice Ouellette expressed thanks to residents who reported the suspicious activity.

“Their efforts resulted in the arrest of two individuals who had no ties to the state of Maine other than the use of this property in our community, which was strictly being used as an indoor marijuana-growing operation,” he said in a prepared statement.

Also seized from the home were nearly 25 plants with an estimated street value of more than $50,000 and more than $60,000 worth of growing equipment.

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