Members of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police executing a search warrant on State Highway 23 Tuesday in the Town of Roxbury hamlet of Grand Gorge located and seized fifty three marijuana plants and approximately nine ounces of processed marijuana.

On Wednesday morning, Town of Roxbury Constable Stephen Williamson assisted the

Mark Racioppi (Credit: Delaware County Sheriff's Dept.)

Sheriff's Office in locating and arresting the 47 year old property owner, Mark Racioppi, at his residence.  Sheriff’s Investigators subsequently charged Mark Racioppi with the class D felony offense of Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Second Degree and the class A misdemeanor offense of Unlawfully Cultivating Cannabis.  Racioppi is accused of unlawfully cultivating and possessing more than sixteen ounces of marijuana.Racioppi was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5000 cash bail pending further action in that Court.