Around 250 marijuana plants found inside home

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) – Deputies responded to a report of a woman being assaulted at a home on Grand Island and say they instead found a large marijuana grow operation.

Monday night, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office was called to the home and found evidence of a suspected marijuana grow operation. After obtaining a search warrant, the narcotics unit entered the residence and found around 250 marijuana plants and a large amount of harvested marijuana.

Thirty-three-year-old Matthew Lazzaro was taken into custody and charged with felony second degree criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful growing of cannabis.

He was taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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