Man busted with more than 40 marijuana plants

By Anna Norris

Jeremy Button, 36

August 29, 2014 Updated Aug 29, 2014 at 7:03 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A man was arrested after a search warrant revealed more than 40 marijuana plants growing in his basement.

The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force executed the search Thursday on Mildred Street in the town of Binghamton.

According to investigators, Jeremy Button, 36, had a grow operation set up with grow lights, air purification systems, fans and plant nutrients.

The grow operation was accessible to a 3-year-old and a 10-year-old living in the home, investigators said.

Neither child was injured. A report was made to the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the children were left in the care of a family member, according to investigators.

Button was also found to be in possession of a double-sided dagger and 46 pills of Zolpidem, a schedule IV controlled substance.

He was taken to the Broome County Jail and charged with the following:

- Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a class D felony
- Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor
- Growing Cannabis, a class A misdemeanor
- Unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation
- Two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, class A misdemeanors