Thursday 21 September 2017

Oh Cannabis Tree! Man jailed over drug factory

Tom Pugh in Canterbury

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.

Irish Independent

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