A Boston firefighter resigned yesterday, one day after federal drug agents seized 131 marijuana plants from his Maine home, officials said.
Sean Berte, an eight-year veteran of the department, turned in his badge, gear, and identification card. Berte was assigned to Tower Ladder 17 in Park Square, said Steve MacDonald, Fire Department spokesman.
On Friday, agents from the US Drug Enforcement Administration seized what they said was $700,000 worth of marijuana and cultivating equipment from Berte’s home in Bridgton.
Police called Berte, 31, a “person of interest.” He has not been charged with a crime.
Berte’s father-in-law, Michael Domenici, 60, of Rehoboth, Mass., was at the home at 2 p.m. Friday when Bridgton police and DEA officials arrived with a search warrant.
Domenici was charged with cultivation of marijuana, a felony, and was held overnight at the Cumberland County jail. He posted $2,540 bail yesterday afternoon and was released, a jail spokesman said.
By Kathy McCabe