Two separate, unrelated arrests were made Thursday involving marijuana charges after investigations, Otsego County deputies said.

David J. Georgeson, 53, of Maryland, was arrested on third-degree criminal possession, a felony, and unlawfully growing of cannabis, a misdemeanor, deputies said. The state police aviation unit of Syracuse discovered marijuana plants growing around Georgeson's house on Stone House Road.

The find was made during the Otsego County Sheriff Office's annual marijuana eradication program and involved several area and state police agencies. Fifty marijuana plants and eight ounces of marijuana were found, deputies said.

Georgeson surrendered and was issued appearance tickets to appear Oct. 2 in Maryland Town Court.

In the second arrest, William L. Clark, 45, of Cooperstown, was charged on fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, deputies said.

He was found to be in possession of two ounces of marijuana in his home Monday during an investigation involving local, county and Albany-area police agencies, deputies said. He surrendered to police, and an appearance ticket was issued for a later date.

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