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Man Arrested for Growing Marijuana

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An East Rochester man pleaded guilty to charges of growing marijuana and burglary.

Police in Irondequoit say they recovered 276 marijuana plants, as well as scales, lights and other equipment in a house Christopher Monfort, 40, admits to using for a grow operation.

Monfort also pleaded guilty to the burglary of more than 67 tons of processed scrap metal from railcars at a CSX transportation railroad yard in 2009.

Monfort is scheduled to be sentenced in March.

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