Tonawanda News

October 12, 2012

Third arrest in weed bust

Staff Reports
The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — A third family member surrendered Wednesday for his involvement in a marijuana growing operation at his Follette Lane home, police said. 

Tyler Bak, 22, reported to the City of Tonawanda police station at 2:37 p.m. 

Bak’s father, Paul, 52, and brother, Kyle, 24, were arrested Monday after detectives executed a search warrant at their home. 

All three individuals were charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully growing cannabis. 

Kyle admitted to officers Monday they were growing marijuana plants outside, but moved them inside at the end of the summer. 

Lt. Fredric Foels said detectives found 7.85 ounces of marijuana buds and leaves in the home, marijuana residue in all three bedrooms and many bongs and pipes. 

“Twelve jars of mushrooms were also growing in the fridge,” Foels said. “And detectives also found 27 700 milligram lidoderm patches.”

Detectives discovered two growing rooms in the basement. 

Police said one room had a table with marijuana drying out on it, and in another area, there were grow lights and pots with marijuana that had been harvested. 

Other tools were also found. 

The arrest Monday occurred at 4:30 p.m.

The three family members are expected back at court Oct. 30.