A Gloversville man was arraigned Monday on a federal marijuana-growing charge for allegedly growing more than 50 plants in Montgomery County in September, authorities said.
David M. Gambuzza, 40, is accused of growing the plants Sept. 17 in an indictment handed up in U.S. District Court in October. He pleaded not guilty.
A trial is currently set for February. If convicted, Gambuzza would face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $1 million.
The case was investigated by the New York State Police and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey C. Coffman.
Gambuzza was released pending trial.