Southern tier man accused of growing pot in barn

RIPLEY, N.Y. (WIVB) – A search warrant at a barn in Chautauqua County uncovered a marijuana grow operation, according to State Police.

Troopers accompanied by other law enforcement agencies raided the barn on Sinden Road in the Town of Ripley on Thursday. The property owner, 44-year-old James Chambers III, who lives in the adjacent home, was arrested on charges of fourth degree criminal possession of marijuana and unlawfully growing marijuana.

He is due back in court at a later date. 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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