17 Pounds of Marijuana Growing in Man’s Basement

OSWEGO — Oswego police say they found more than 17 pounds of marijuana growing in a man’s basement at a home where four young children lived.

Police initially responded to 229 Munn Street around 10:47 p.m. Friday for reports of a domestic dispute. When they got there, police say, they smelled a strong marijuana-like odor.

Police say Shawn Hort, 35, admitted to possessing marijuana. Police say a search of the home turned up an indoor marijuana grow in the basement. Police say they found 175 marijuana plants along with high density lights, two separate air filtration systems and all necessary hydroponics containers, chemicals and pumps. Investigators also say they found a large quantity of dried marijuana packaged in several different containers.

Hort is charged with criminal possession of marijuana, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful growing of cannabis. He was arraigned in Oswego City Court and sent to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.

If you have any information, call Oswego police at (315) 342-2283. You can also remain anonymous and call the tip-line at (315) 342-8131 or send an email to: crimewatch@oswegony.org.


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