BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - One of four men arrested in a marijuana-growing operation that authorities say was run by a Buffalo police officer has pleaded guilty.
Robert Osika appeared Thursday in federal court, where he admitted tending to about 400 plants between 2009 and 2012.
The 47-year-old faces up to 18 months in prison.
Defense attorney Kevin Shelby tells The Buffalo News that the plea agreement was fair given Osika's minor role in the operation.
Investigators shut down the growing operation inside a Buffalo warehouse in May 2012.
Police officer Jorge Melendez, a co-owner of the property, has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.
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