Ex-public defender going to jail for five years

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 17:55:06-05

A man who was working as a public defender is going to jail for five years after pleading guilty to federal charges related to a marijuana grow operation in Medina.

Adam Rissew, 39, was arrested in July 2012 after a raid at his home on Catherine Street. Inside, officers found more than 50 marijuana plants, numerous firearms and ammunition.

Rissew, who was working as a public defender in Monroe County at the time, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

As part of his guilty plea, Rissew admitted he used a semi-automatic pistol to protect his marijuana grow operation.




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