Seven accused of illegally growing marijuana in Otsego County

By WKTV News

OTSEGO COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Seven people are facing charges for unlawfully growing marijuana in Otsego County.

According to the Otsego County Sheriff's Office, authorities seized three marijuana plants that were being grown on the Edmeston property of Justin B. Foster, 28, of Hartwick and Regina A. Wolfrath, 27, also of Harwick.

Authorities said the investigation revealed that Foster, Wolfrath, along with Joshua R. Condon, 31, of Harwick and Jennifer M. Smith, 27, of Hartwick were all working together to grow the plants.

Also in August, deputies seized two marijuana plants being grown behind the Milford residence of George B. Ogbert III, 26.

Last month, the Otsego County Sheriff's Office seized two cannabis plants being grown in the garden of Daniel S. McCamley, 49, behind his residence in the Village of Cherry Valley and 22 marijuana plants from the Plainfield property of Bradley C. Benedict, 30, of West Winfield. Authorities said Benedict also possessed three quarters of a pound of processed marijuana.

All of the defendants were charged with unlawfully growing of cannabis by an unlicensed person, and issued appearance tickets. If convicted they all face up to one year in the Otsego County Jail.

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