Authorities: Man ‘manufactured’ pot

ALBANY-Authorities said a Gloversville man was indicted Monday for ‘manufacturing’ marijuana.

According to a news release from the United States Department of Justice’s Northern District of New York Office, David M. Gambuzza, 40, was arraigned Monday on federal charges for manufacturing marijuana.

According to the indictment, the release said, Gambuzza manufactured 50 or more marijuana plants.

According to Department of Justice Spokeswoman Elizabeth Coombe, Gambuzza was charged in federal court because manufacturing marijuana is considered a federal offense. An enhanced penalty is also in effect for having more than 50 marijuana plants, she said.

If convicted, Gambuzza faces up to 20 years in prison. He could also be ordered to pay up to $1 million in fines.

Gambuzza was released, pending trial.

The release said the case was investigated by state police and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey C. Coffman.