Marijuana Arrests Lead to Discovery of Long Island Pot Farm

Police found a large pot farm in Old Brookville with plants as tall as 15 feet

Sunday, Sep 22, 2013  |  Updated 10:02 AM EDT
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Marijuana Arrests Lead to Discovery of Pot Farm

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Anthony Donarummo, inset left, and Bryan Zembreski, were charged with first-degree marijuana possession.

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Police found a large pot farm on Long Island with plants as tall as 15 feet after taking two men who were near it into custody for marijuana possession, officials said.

Officers responding to a call of suspicious persons in Old Brookville on Friday found two men hiding in the woods, one next to four large bags containing what the officers believed was marijuana, according to authorities.

Bryan Zembreski, 36, and Anthony Donarummo, 40, were both taken into custody and charged with first-degree marijuana possession, police said.

A search of the area where the two were found resulted in the discovery of what officials referred to as an "extensive marijuana grow farm," with plants as tall as 12 to 15 feet.

Information on lawyers for Zembreski and Donarummo was not immediately available.

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