CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a dog attack has led to drug charges against a man who had a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation inside his suburban Buffalo home.
New York State Police say Arron Kasperek, 40, of Clarence and a friend went to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville Monday afternoon for treatment of severe dog bite injuries to their hands.
Troopers say the two gave conflicting stories and were reluctant to provide information regarding the incident.
The Town of Clarence animal control officer and State Troopers went Kasperek’s home and found a dog running loose in the yard. While there, troopers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from a window air conditioner and could hear more dogs inside.
State Police report that they found more than 250 marijuana plants inside the home.
Kasperek, the home owner, who was bitten by his own dog, was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the third degree, a Class E felony.