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Crime

A Busti man and woman were arrested Monday on drug charges while 183 marijuana plants were seized following an investigation into a "large-scale marijuana growing operation," according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Thomas D. Maher, 36, and Barbara L. Lobb, 30, both of Big Tree Road, were arrested on charges of unlawfully growing the plant of cannabis withou…

Crime

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge Wednesday seized about 78 pounds of marijuana in five separate shipments, all destined for the same location. Aaron Bowker, a public affairs liaison with U.S. Customs, said the marijuana had a street value of about $78,000. "It was actually in a commercial shipment. So it was being sent from a point A to…