Police: Search warrant leads to drug arrest

Coeymans couple arrested for growing marijuana

The marijuana found growing at the residence of Richard Boice and Dawn Leedom.

The marijuana found growing at the residence of Richard Boice and Dawn Leedom.

— Two Coeymans residents were arrested for allegedly growing marijuana after police executed a search warrant of their property.


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Weapons found within the home on Martins Hill Road.

On Thursday, June 14 police arrested Richard Boice, 40, and Dawn Leedom, 45, after they searched the residence at 130

Martins Hill Rd., Coeymans. Sheriff Craig Apple said his office had received information that marijuana was being sold out of the home and after obtaining enough evidence, officers obtained a search warrant.

Allegedly found inside the home were 80 marijuana plants and and other marijuana "in various stages of processing." Police said more than 10 pounds of the drug was seized. Also allegedly found within the home was a "cache" of weapons, from hunting and assault riffles to high-powered sniper weapons.

Apple said none of the guns found were illegal, but the amount was "concerning". He said one weapon could be worth up to $13,000, while two other are worth about $8,000 each.

Boice was charged with criminal possesion of marijuana in the first degree, a felony, and unlawfully growing cannabis, a misdemeanor. His bail was set at $5,000. Leedom was charged with unlawfully growing cannabis and was released.

Both were arraigned at the Town of Coeymans Court. Boice paid his bail and was released.

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