Medina man arrested for growing marijuana

Staff Reports Posted 14 August 2014 at 12:00 am

James Hobbs

MEDINA – A Medina resident was charged today with unlawfully growing cannabis after police acted on an anonymous tip.

James E. Hobbs, 67, of 216 Park Ave. also was charged with one count of marijuana possession.

Medina police and the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force observed numerous marijuana plants growing along a wooden fence of the property. Police seized 20 marijuana plants and a small quantity of dried marijuana.

Hobbs likely faces additional possession charges, police said, pending certified lab results from the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department Laboratory.

Hobbs was released on an appearance ticket for Ridgeway Town Court for 9 a.m. on Oct. 6.