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Drug growing operation busted in Otsego County

(WKTV) - An Otsego County man is facing several charges related to the discovery of a marijuana growing operation in his home, police say.

Richard William Compitello, 47, has been charged with first-degree Criminal Possession of Marijuana, fourth-degree Criminal Possession of Marijuana, and Unlawfully growing of Cannabis by an unlicensed person.

The Otsego County Sheriff's Office says six pounds of dried marijuana was found in his home, along with psychedelic mushrooms, a digital electronic scale and an active hydrophonic grow operation with 17 plants

The Worcester man was taken to the Otsego County Jail.

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