BLENHEIM — Firefighters found 31 marijuana plants inside a burning home Tuesday afternoon while battling a chimney fire, Schoharie County Sheriff Anthony Desmond said.
At 2:45 p.m. firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at 141 Roger Jones Rd. When firefighters arrived, they noticed the blaze had quickly extended to the home’s roof and came across the 31 marijuana plants growing inside the home.
Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene and recovered the plants’ remains, all of which had been destroyed in the fire.
Alexander Plumeau, 26, was charged Wednesday with unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawfully growing cannabis. He was issued appearance tickets for Blenheim Town Court.