Cicero (WSYR-TV) – The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office spent Thursday night seizing an estimated $500,000 worth of marijuana plants allegedly being grown by a Cicero man.
Scott A. Burger, 37, of Steven Drive, is facing Federal drug charges after the sheriff’s office, with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, shut down what it calls a “sophisticated marijuana growing operation.”
The investigation in this case began three months ago when the sheriff’s office received information about marijuana being grown in northern Onondaga County.
Thursday night, a helicopter was used to locate the plants.
34 plants were being grown approximately 200 feet off the shoreline of the Seneca River near the 10,000 block of Caughdenoy Road, the sheriff’s office said.
More than 160 plants were taken from Burger’s home, according to the sheriff’s office, where investigators also found an irrigation system that led to 32 additional plants in a wooded area.
Burger is currently being held without bail at the Onondaga County Justice Center.