In 2009, there was a huge pot bust in Washington County. Then just last week, federal prosecutors in Maine said that they may seize most of Township 37. There is additional land in surrounding townships that may also be seized, pending the outcome of this case.
About 5 miles of this land goes along the Stud Mill Road, and lies dead on the proposed East-West Corridor route.
Here are links to several news stories:
Drug Forfeiture May Lead to Seizure of Township, Jay Field, MPBN
Documents show path that led to massive Maine pot bust, David Hench, Kennebec Journal
Man killed self days before he was to testify about pot farm, Judy Harrison, BDN
Big drug bust, high stakes in Down East Maine, Kevin Miller, Portland Press Herald
Four charged in 2009 Washington County pot bust, WCSH 6
Six Charged in Township 37 Marijuana Grow Case, DEA