GLENS FALLS — Police seized 7 pounds of marijuana and an estimated $65,000 in cash from a Glens Falls home after an investigation into a man’s alleged pot and pot-related substances trafficking in the region.
Glens Falls Police arrested Frederick R. Volkman, 22, after a search of his Knight Street home on Tuesday, records show.
He was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony, and police said additional charges are likely in connection with the other substances, which included concentrated cannabis, that were discovered during the search, Glens Falls Police Detective Lt. Peter Casertino said.
Police believe Volkman was selling marijuana in the region, and that the cash found in his home was proceeds from the sales that authorities will look to have forfeited.
Police believe Volkman was receiving the marijuana via shipments from the western part of the U.S.
“The investigation into how he was receiving it is still ongoing,” Casertino said.
Volkman was arraigned and released on bail, pending further court action.
While New York may legalize marijuana at some point in the future, Casertino pointed out that any law changes would not make it legal for one person to possess 7 pounds of the substance or not claim $65,000 in income from sales on their taxes.
Glens Falls Police were assisted by State Police, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Hudson Falls Police.
Second-degree criminal possession of marijuana is punishable by up to 7 years in state prison.