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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