The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office charged a Mentz man Thursday with growing marijuana plants and possessing several unregistered handguns.

Timothy K. Hoisington, 27, of 8695 Thompson Road, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both class D felonies.

According to a news release, while conducting a joint investigation with Cayuga County Child Protective Services at Hoisington's address, sheriff's deputies found more than 100 marijuana plants growing inside the residence and in an adjacent camper.

Deputies also found several unregistered handguns in Hoisington's possession.

Hoisington was arranged in Mentz Town Court and remanded to the Cayuga County Jail in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 bond. He is scheduled to reappear in court at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Justin Leszczynski at (315) 258-3868 or the sheriff's office line at (315) 253-1222. Anonymous tips may be left at cayugasheriff.com.

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