Mother & Son Arrested: Growing Hundreds Of Marijuana Plants


Diane Bielewicz, 61, of Nunda, New York, called police on her son for firing a gun in the house, but wound up going to jail herself for marijuana cultivation.

​In what the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is describing as one of the biggest marijuana growing operations they’ve ever seen, a New York mother and son were arrested for cultivating cannabis after the mother called police, saying her son was firing shots inside their home.

Deputies said they were called to the Nunda, N.Y., home of Diane Bielewicz, 61, after her son Joseph Bielewicz, 33, started firing a gun, reports Christine VanTimmeren at WHEC. When deputies got there about 3 a.m. on Tuesday, they said they found “hundreds” of marijuana plants growing inside the home, around the property, and in a state wildlife preserve just off their property.
Besides what they breathlessly described as “one of the most sophisticated growing operations they had ever seen” (Incidentally, ever notice how the cops describe every single busted grow as either “the most sophisticated ever” or “dangerously primitive”? Seems there’s no middle ground with these clowns), officers also found more than 20 weapons including shotguns, rifles and pistols.

There are also cannabis plants growing in a barn; deputies had to go through fake walls to find them, according to the Livingston County Sheriff.

Joseph Bielewicz, 33, should have taken courses in gun safety and how not to be an ass-wig.

​Officers claimed that when they got there, they encountered “at least five” dogs chained up  around the home to discourage people from going inside. There were reportedly cameras set up around the house as well.
This is the work of people who knew what they were doing and had been doing it for some time, claimed Sheriff John York, who said he believes Bielewicz and son were supplying marijuana not only to Livingston County, but to the Rochester area as well. Now, whether the sheriff had any actual, you know, well, evidence to back up that claim, or whether he was just talking out his ass, is another matter.
“This is huge, this is a very significant operation,” claimed the sheriff, desperately clinging for something, anything, to feel good about himself. “It took the deputies until now from 3 a.m. to harvest this entire operation.
Cue the part of the story where the small-time sheriff name-drops other law enforcement agencies to underscore just how damned important and brave he is.
“We’re also working with the New York State Police,” Sheriff York pathetically bragged. “They brought their helicopter, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Attorney’s office in the prosecution.”
Diane Bielewicz is being charged with criminal possession of marijuana. Joseph Bielewicz is being charged with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment. Both are being held in the Livingston County Jail, and more serious charges could be filed, according to the sheriff.