Cops: Laurel man arrested after 57 marijuana plants confiscated

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A search of a Laurel man's property led authorities to confiscate 57 marijuana plants, Riverhead Town police said Wednesday.

Anton Van Der Wetering, 43, of 550 Eagles Nest, is charged with growing marijuana without a license after the plants were found Tuesday at a Sound Avenue property in Riverhead.

Riverhead police and the East End Drug Task Force conducted the warrant and discovered the plants, police said.

Police said a box truck used to transport plants was impounded.

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Additional charges are likely, the release said, pending analysis by the Suffolk County Crime Lab.

Arraignment information for Van Der Wetering was not immediately available.

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