BANGOR — The former head pharmacist for the Penobscot Indian Nation’s defunct mail-order pharmacy has been charged with marijuana cultivation while facing sentencing for soliciting and taking kickbacks from Internet drug companies.

Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Bangor say 40-year-old Reginald Gracie of Bowdoin was arrested July 24 after police found 61 marijuana plants on his property.

Gracie pleaded guilty in February to receiving more than $120,000 from six online companies in 2006 in return for ensuring the tribe’s mail-order pharmacy, known as PIN Rx, filled the prescriptions of the companies’ customers. He is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.

The Bangor Daily News cited documents that quoted Gracie as saying he was growing marijuana for “entertainment and the science of it” and to give to someone suffering with cancer.

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