Now-Former Public Defender Charged in Marijuana Grow Operation
A now-former Monroe County public defender is charged in connection with the sale, distribution and growing of marijuana.
The Orleans County Drug Task Force arrested 36-year-old Adam Rissew after executing a search warrant at his Medina home.
Rissew is charged with possession of marijuana, unlawfully growing cannabis, criminal possession of a weapon and unlawfully dealing with a child.
In a search of Rissew's Catherine Street home, police say officers found over 60 marijuana plants, an illegal and unregistered glock 9mm handgun, three pounds of dried marijuana, and growing equipment.
Rissew was arraigned and is being held on $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond.
The Monroe County Public Defender's Office says Rissew was terminated Friday.