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Nearly a Quarter Ton of Marijuana Seized in Orleans County

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A Rochester man and a Bronx man face drug charges after State Police say they were found with 450 pounds of marijuana.

According to the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, 29-year-old Roderick Johnson and 37-year-old Calvin Bennett of the Bronx are charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the first degree.

Authorities said the two men were found in Clarendon on Thursday with a container of office furniture and nine cardboard boxes, which allegedly each contained about 50 pounds of marijuana.

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