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Lakewood man arrested on federal drug indictment warrant

CELORON – A 48-year-old Lakewood man arrested here Monday is being held without bail in Federal custody in Buffalo in connection with a Federal grand jury indictment of his alleged operation of a marijuana factory near here.

Jeffrey Boardman of 288 Southland Avenue, Lakewood, was taken into custody here without incident Monday by a team from the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Federal DEA agents and Ellicott Town police officers.

He was arraigned in Federal Court in Buffalo on charges of conspiracy to manufacture 100 or more marijuana plants, conspiracy to possess them with intent to distribute them, distributing a quantity of a mixture containing marijuana and use and maintaining premises to manufacture, distribute and use marijuana. He was ordered held without bail.

Boardman was tied to an investigation conducted by the Southern Tier Drug Task Force.