Utica, NY (WIBX) - Utica police arrested a man for allegedly growing marijuana in his home. The arrest of 56-year-old Anthony Melise, is the result of a search warrant executed by a joint law enforcement operation by members of the Utica Police Metro Narcotics Unit,  UPD's Special Operations Unit and US Marshals Service.

Investigators say they were looking into a marijuana growth operation at the home located at 422 Northrup Drive in Utica. Melise is charged with Felony Criminal Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Growing of Cannabis.