Oh Cannabis Tree! Man jailed over drug factory
A MAN who grew a large cannabis plant to look like a Christmas tree will spend the festive season behind bars after police found his home-based drug factory.
Ian Richards (46) made the cannabis plant resemble a festive tree by growing it to 5ft tall and decorating it with brightly coloured baubles.
Police found it along with a small number of other cannabis plants when they raided his home near Canterbury, Kent, in south-east England.
Investigating officer Darren Dennett, of Kent Police, said: "By using a 5ft-tall cannabis plant as a Christmas tree, Richards showed a total disregard for the law."
A judge at Canterbury Crown Court sentenced Richards to 18 months behind bars for drug offences.