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State Police discovered a large marijuana growing operation in Columbia County on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

State Police discovered a large marijuana growing operation in Columbia County on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

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James Valentin (State Police)

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State Police discovered a large marijuana growing operation in Columbia County on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

State Police discovered a large marijuana growing operation in Columbia County on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

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State Police discovered a large marijuana growing operation in Columbia County on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

State Police discovered a large marijuana growing operation in Columbia County on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

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State Police discovered a large marijuana growing operation in Columbia County on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

State Police discovered a large marijuana growing operation in Columbia County on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

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State Police charged a Hillsdale man with felony criminal possession of marijuana after discovering what troopers described as at large marijuana growing operation in his basement.

Troopers raided the West End Road home on Tuesday afternoon. Police seized a large number of cannabis plants and an undetermined quantity of prepared marijuana.

James M. Valentin, 49, was also charged with

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