Cornwall man arrested on suspicion of growing pot in woods near home
CORNWALL â€” A man sought for planting marijuana in the woods off Everest Hill Road in April has been arrested on a warrant. He is the second person arrested in this investigation.
Timothy Hogan, 50, of Newington was arrested by state Department of Environmental Protectionâ€™s Environmental Conservation Police (now called EnCON), on June 8.
Information released by the Department of Environmental Protection did not list the charges brought against Hogan. He was released on a $15,000 bond and is to appear in Bantam Superior Court June 21.
Hogan is believed by police to be the person who escaped during an April 26 foot chase by EnCon officers who were investigating what they thought was a case of illegal turkey hunting two days before the season opened.
A car parked by the road allegedly belonged to Hogan.
Gary Hall, 54, of Goshen was caught and led officers into the woods to where he said he and the man who had fled had just planted 26 marijuana plants.
Another 241 plants were found at Hallâ€™s home at 43 Park Road, on Tyler Lake, along with a large amount of cash and numerous firearms.
Hall was charged with interfering with an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell. His case is currently in court.