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Woodlawn man charged after raid finds elaborate marijuana-growing operation

Erie County Sheriff’s deputies raided a Woodlawn residence Monday morning and arrested Douglas Burke Jr. on felony possession charges.

Deputies and officers discovered an elaborate marijuana-growing operation inside his home on Third Street, including irrigation and sophisticated lighting systems, deputies said.

They reported recovering 48 marijuana plants and $17,600 in U.S. currency during the raid.

Burke was charged with felony criminal possession of marijuana and a misdemeanor charge for unlawful growing of marijuana.

Burke is being held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment in Hamburg Town Court.

The Narcotics Unit was assisted by a sheriff’s narcotics detection K9 unit and officers from the Hamburg Police Narcotic Unit.