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Deerpark Police Seize Nearly 1 Pound Of Pot, Growing Equipment From Home

Eliahu Eli of Deerpark
Eliahu Eli of Deerpark Photo Credit: Deerpark Police

DEERPARK, N.Y. – A Deerpark man is facing drug charges after authorities seized several ounces or marijuana and growing equipment from his Neversink Drive home on Thursday, officials said.

Officers Daniel Jones and Robert Pratti, accompanied by K9 Buca, responded to a call for a burglary in progress. While checking the residence for any intruders, Buca alerted the officers to the presence marijuana, Deerpark Police said.

A subsequent search yielded 13 ounces of pot, as well as lights, timers and fertilizers officials believe were used for a growing operation.

Eliahu Eli , 29, was charged with criminal possession of marijuana. He was taken to Orange County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, officials said.

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