Cumberland Times-News

September 10, 2013

Pa. man charged with pot in forest - 09/11

Cumberland Times-News

— GREEN RIDGE — Maryland Natural Resources Police arrested a Pennsylvania man Monday on multiple drug charges and seized 84 marijuana plants from three plots inside Green Ridge State Forest in eastern Allegany County.

Alan Randolph Large, 39, of Artemas was charged with growing marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of plants and production equipment and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He remained jailed Tuesday in the Allegany County Detention Center on $15,000 bail following district court bond review.

The investigation by NRP, Maryland State Police Marijuana Eradication Task Force and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration began earlier this summer at Green Ridge.

On Monday morning, officers observed 39 large cultivating marijuana plants and arrested him.