Arrest – Growing of Cannabis

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on September 16th 2021 at 4:58 PM officers arrested Raymond J. Prell, age 58, of Waterloo NY. Prell was arrested for growing of the plant known as cannabis by unlicensed persons. The arrest stems from an incident where it is alleged Prell was growing multiple cannabis plants on his property. The growing of cannabis for personal use is not permitted under the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act until the Office of Cannabis Management issues regulations governing home cultivation of cannabis, which must be no later than 18 months after the first adult-use retail sale. Prell was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court at a later date.