A 40-year-old New Milford man is free on $5,000 bond after town police found a small patch of marijuana growing on his property, police said.

Steven Sanford, a resident of Squash Hollow Road, was arrested Monday, Sept. 16 at approximately 4:10 p.m. when officers discovered the plants, police said.

He was charged with possession of four or more ounces of marijuana.

A court date is set Sept. 30 at Superior Court in Bantam.