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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Monroe, NY - Police: $1.5M Drug Bust In Orange County

Matthew Fishman

A traffic violation led to the discovery of 300 marijuana plants, two pounds of cultivated marijuana and charges against a New City man in connection with an Orange County marijuana growing operation, according to State Police.

Police said Matthew Fishman, 31, of Brewery Road, New City, is charged today with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony, and unlawful growing of marijuana, a misdemeanor, as a result of the investigation.

Fishman was stopped by state troopers based in Monroe for a traffic violation about 3 a.m. today on Seven Springs Road in the Town of Woodbury in Orange County. When troopers were checking the U-Haul truck he was driving, they detected a strong odor of marijuana.

Police said a search of the cargo compartment resulted in the seizure of 97 marijuana plants. As a result of Fishman's arrest, police said information was obtained that led to a search warrant being executed at 427 County Route 105 in the Town of Monroe in Orange County.

The search warrant, conducted by the members of State Police in Monroe and the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, led to the seizure of an additional 296 marijuana plants and about two pounds of cultivated marijuana.

Fishman was being held by State Police pending arraignment.


  1. It takes a certain type of idiot to do a traffic violation while having marijuana in your vehicle

  2. Hahaha..ain't that the truth..this kid wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed in high school

  3. The fact that he was driving a U-haul truck at 3am at night/early morning would look sketchy and that it was fully loaded with those kind of plants is absolutly rediculous. It's one thing if it was highway driving but on town back roads, at that hour. Your just asking to get pulled over and searched, and you would deserve it too.

  4. legalize the shit

  5. The police need to worry about the child molesters and the burglars and leave the weed alone,o wait,the police are worried about the smokers eating up all the food in the world after they get high. I know I eat a lot of food....