- Editor's Note: The information was provided by the Yorktown Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A report of smoke coming from a Yorktown home's basement Saturday night led police to arrest the 55-year-old homeowner for growing marijuana, Yorktown police said.
Steve H. Sabba was charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony.
Emergency responders arrived at 1455 Baptist Church Road on Feb. 23 after they received a report about the smoke. Investigation by the Westchester County Cause and Origin Team revealed the smoke was caused by the failure of a high intensity light being used to grow what is believed to be marijuana, police said.
Police discovered more than 12 pounds of marijuana inside the home, police said.
Sabba was released on $2,500 cash bail and was scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court on March 28.