Nicholas Reynolds, 33, of Bangor, pleaded guilty Jan. 29 in U.S. District Court to conspiring to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute marijuana, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

According to court records, during a period between October 2010 and August 2016, Reynolds conspired with others to illegally manufacture and distribute marijuana. The group grew marijuana at a large, sophisticated indoor growing facility in Frankfort, which Reynolds was told was an illegal medical marijuana grow.

In May 2016, law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at the facility and recovered about 400 marijuana plants, 295 marijuana root balls, and paraphernalia used to manufacture and process marijuana. According to the search warrant affidavit, Reynolds and his co-conspirators were not registered as medical marijuana caregivers with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, and the location of the facility was not reported to DHHS.

Reynolds faces up to 20 years in prison, between three years and life of supervised release, and a $1 million fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.