DEXTER — Police investigating “extremely loud” music in Dexter instead found what they call a marijuana growing operation.

Chief Kevin Wintle says he and another officer were on routine patrol on Tuesday evening when they came to an area from which music was blasting.

He tells the Bangor Daily News he smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from an open window in the home.

After getting consent for a search, police found a greenhouse on the property full of marijuana plants. Police confiscated 20 pounds of processed marijuana as well as 28 mature plants, some of which were 12 feet tall.

Raymond Buxton was arrested on drug trafficking charges.

The 47-year-old Buxton was freed on $1,500 unsecured cash bail and is due in Penobscot County Superior Court on Nov. 15.

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