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Dog bites lead to felony pot arrest

CLARENCE -  Arron Kasperek, 40, of Clarence, and friend from East Amherst, arrived at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital with severe dog bite injuries to their hands. The subjects gave conflicting stories and were reluctant to provide information regarding the incident. 
 
The Town of Clarence animal control officer and state police were told of the situation and responded to a residence on Harris Hill. No one was at the residence; however, evidence at that location was consistent with the injuries that appeared at the hospital. The animal control officer was able to secure one dog that was found running loose in the yard.

While at the residence, troopers detected a strong odor of marihuana emanating from a window air condition unit adjacent to the door of the residence and could hear more dogs inside.
 
Upon further investigation and interviewing the subjects, a search of the residence was conducted Two more dogs and a sophisticated marihuana growing operation with over 250 marihuana plants, in various stages of growth was found. The growing system and plants were removed and held as evidence.
 
Kasperek, the home owner, who was bitten by his own dog, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of marijuana 3rd a felony. He was given an appearance ticket and will appear in the Town of Clarence Court on April 17.