GROTON, N.Y. — A Groton man accepted a plea deal Tuesday after police found him and another man with about 67 pounds of marijuana, packaging material and a stolen gun.

Christopher Herson pleaded guilty to felony first-degree criminal possession of marijuana and third-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

Police said Herson was taken into custody, along with Anthony Woods, after a five-month investigation into drug sales in Tompkins county. Search warrants were executed in November at 104 Bossard Road in the town of Groton and at a storage facility at 31 Oak Brook Road in the town of Dryden.

The investigation revealed that Woods and Herson had been “supplying the Tompkins County area with large amounts of marihuana,” New York State troopers said in a press release.

A 9mm pistol was also found at the scene, which officials said had been stolen from Pennsylvania.

The plea committed to sentencing Henderson to no more than two years in prison and at least five years of post-release supervision on one of the charges.

He was represented by attorney John Fitzgerald. Assistant District Attorney Eliza Filipowski prosecuted the case.

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