GROVELAND – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested an inmate at the county jail on Monday after a four-month investigation into some plants found at his residence.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Larry Landers Sr., 51, was arrested for felony Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Growing of the Plant Known as Cannabis by Unlicensed Persons, and Unlawful possession of Marihuana, a violation.
Landers was arrested earlier in June, apparently while the marijuana investigation was pending, after a member of Livingston County Dog Control noticed serious injuries on his girlfriend during an unrelated visit to return a dog to the home. He is charged with felony Assault in the Second Degree and misdemeanor Criminal Obstruction of Breathing for allegedly inflicting the injuries.
Landers was arrested at the Livingston County Jail and arraigned in Groveland Town Court. The Justice remanded Landers to the jail on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond on the new charges. He continues to be held at the Livingston County Jail on $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond on the assault and obstruction of breathing charges.
The marijuana investigation was handled by members of the Road Patrol Division, the Forensic Identification Unit (FIU), assisted by Captain Brian Applin and Investigator Gene Chichester of the Criminal Investigations Division.