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Visit by child protective services leads to discovery of marijuana plants

EDMESTON, N.Y. (WKTV) - An investigation by Child Protective Services discovered numerous marijuana plants growing on property in Edmeston.

According to State Police, on August 11, at approximately 4:20 p.m., State Police at Richfield executed a search warrant at a residence on County Route 18 in the Town of Edmeston, which was the result of an investigation initiated by the Department of Child Protective Services.

Members of the State Police at Richfield and Child Protective Services Case Worker responded to the residence, owned by Timothy J. Tully, 45, and observed numerous marijuana plants growing on the property.

Additional pertinent information was obtained throughout their investigation which led to the search of the home and the seizure of 196 marijuana plants, marijuana paraphernalia and numerous pieces of equipment used to grow marijuana.

Tully was charged with one count of unlawfully growing cannabis in violation of the public health law.

Authorities said additional charges are pending.

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