Selectman pleads innocent to marijuana growing charge

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A Lyndon selectman has pleaded innocent to charges of growing marijuana on his property.

Fifty-six-year-old Robert Elmes of Lyndonville was released on a variety of conditions.

Court documents say a state trooper participating in an aerial search for marijuana spotted the plants on August 14th near Elmes’ home.

Troopers obtained a search warrant and then recovered marijuana from the trunk of Elmes’ vehicle. Additional marijuana seeds and drug paraphernalia were recovered inside his home.

If convicted of the most serious charges, Elmes could be sentenced to three years in prison.

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