- Editor's Note: The information was provided by the Yorktown Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
YORKTOWN, Feb. 26, 2013 — A report of smoke coming from a Yorktown home's basement Saturday night led police to arrest the 55-year-old homeowner for growing marijuana, Yorktown police said.
The Yorktown resident was charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony.
Emergency responders arrived at the local home on Feb. 23 after they received a report about the smoke. Investigation by the Westchester County Cause and Origin Team revealed the smoke was caused by the failure of a high intensity light being used to grow what is believed to be marijuana, police said.
Police discovered more than 12 pounds of marijuana inside the home, police said.
The Yorktown man was released on $2,500 cash bail and was scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court on March 28.
Editor's note, August 6, 2013: The felony charges in this case have been changed to misdemeanor charges. Patch does not identify individuals charged with misdemeanors; the story has been updated, and personal details removed.