State Police bust Hillsdale growing operation, man arrested


HILLSDALE, NY (WRGB) State Police have arrested a Hillsdale man, facing of a list of charges after a search warrant revealed a large marijuana growing operation.

Investigators say they recovered a large-scale marijuana grow operation on West End Road in the town of Hillsdale.

State Police seized numerous cannabis plants in various stages of growth located in the residence, and a large quantity of prepared marijuana.

49 year old James Valentin was arrested, charged with criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful growing of cannabis.

Valentin was arraigned at the town of Claverack Court, and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

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