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Deputies discover and destroy 65 marijuana plants in Kendall

Posted 13 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess
KENDALL – Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies recently recovered several marijuana plants being cultivated at two separate locations in the Town of Kendall.

On Tuesday at approximately 5:45 p.m., Deputies J.J. Cole and T.N. Tooley were sent to the 16400 block of Roosevelt Highway (State Route 18) after a combine operator discovered the plants growing in a corn field he was threshing.

The deputies subsequently seized 55 plants from that location. Neither the combine operator nor the property owner had any prior knowledge of the plants or the growers.

At approximately 7:05 p.m. that same day, Deputies Cole and Tooley responded to the 16400 block of Carr Road for a report of a “suspicious vehicle and person(s)” in the area. Two males had been observed exiting a vehicle and running into the adjacent corn field. When patrols arrived, the vehicle/person(s) had already left the area.

Deputies Cole and Tooley observed a pathway leading into the corn field. They followed the path and recovered 10 additional marijuana plants being grown there.

The 65 recovered plants were subsequently destroyed.