On Friday, August 11th, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers Richer and Thaine destroyed marijuana growing on the Crab Hollow State Forest in the town of New Hudson, Allegany County, NY.
DEC Wildlife staff discovered the marijuana during a field study. Rangers reported that they removed a total of 18 plants from three different plots and destroyed them off site.
In a separate incident on Tuesday, August 15th, at about 7:30 pm Forest Ranger Skudlarek responded to reports of a burned camper trailer in Bucktooth State Forest in the town of Napoli, Cattaraugus County.
Ranger Skudlarek is working on an investigation of the possible arson with DEC’s Bureau of Environmental Crimes Investigations and the Cattaraugus Sheriff’s Office.
Photos provided by DEC.