Cannabis Seeds

A brief history of cannabis arrests and seizures from around the world, from the blatantly obvious to the downright bizarre, including arrests for cultivation, arrests for possession, arrests for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Cannabis arrests brought to you on a daily basis, occasionally with a hint of humour.

 

'trafficking in 654 pounds of marijuana'
Miami.com
April 29th 2006

A SouthChristopher Solomon went to a warehouse near Miami International Airport to pick up a 654-pound shipment. Solomon was also arrested.... Florida man was convicted in Miami-Dade Circuit Court for trafficking in 654 pounds of marijuana, the Florida Attorney General's Office announced today. Howard Reynolds, 31, of Hollywood, was involved in a drug trafficking ring that brought large amounts of pot to Florida from Los Angeles, the attorney general's office said in news release. He was arrested in February 2003 after he and co-defendant Christopher Solomon went to a warehouse near Miami International Airport to pick up a 654-pound shipment. Solomon was also arrested, but fled the country after posting bond and remains a fugitive, More Trafficking....

 

'those who supply to ordinary users will be firmly dealt with'
Bbc.co.uk
April 28th 2006

A man has been jailed for three years for growing 1,147 cannabis plants worth £67,000. Judge Woodward said: "This has been rightly described as a cannabis factory. "The courts must send out the message, loud and clear, that those who actively prepare and produce drugs for the supply to ordinary users will be firmly dealt with." Andrew Lawler, 32, ran the sophisticated "factory" in an outhouse at his partner's countryside home at Llanelidan, near Ruthin, Denbighshire. Judge Nicholas Woodward told Mold Crown Court Lawler was "at the top of this particular chain" and must be jailed. Lawler admitted cultivating cannabis and possessing the plants with intent to supply. The court was told Lawler was unemployed because of a back problem, and took cannabis for pain relief. He did not claim benefits, but spent money on credit cards for physiotherapy and other back treatments, Full Punishment.....

 

'the producers are professionals,this is top-grade skunk'
Marcus Dysch
Barnettimes.co.uk
April 27th 2006

Two hugeThey found rooms full of cannabis plants that could make £25,000 worth of drugs four times a year. Officers described the factory, believed to be set up by Vietnamese gangs... cannabis factories, capable of producing drugs with an estimated street value of £200,000 a year, have been found in quiet, residential streets in the borough. Barnet police raided a semi-detached house in Crescent Road, East Barnet, on Tuesday, following a tip off from a member of the public. They found rooms full of cannabis plants that could make £25,000 worth of drugs four times a year. Officers described the factory, believed to be set up by Vietnamese gangs, as potentially the biggest of its kind in the borough's history. The second factory was discovered after firefighters were called to a fire at a semi-detached house in Second Avenue, Hendon, on Tuesday night, last week. They found hundreds of cannabis plants, Full Professionalism.....

 

'if anyone has information about any other addresses'
Avonandsomerset.police.uk
April 27th 2006

A man was arrested and a number of cannabis plants recovered during a raid at a house in Windmill Hill, Bristol yesterday. On April 25 2006, police from the Broadbury Road police station, executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at the property on Quantock Road, Windmill Hill. "If anyone has information about any other addresses in the local area, then please contact the Neighbourhood Policing Team for.....A 33-year-old man was arrested from the address and 29 mature cannabis plants, hydroponics equipment and a number of immature plants were recovered. PC Sue Coates, Beat Manager, Broadbury Road Police Station said: "This is the 5th warrant executed in the Windmill Hill and Totterdown areas in the past two months in relation to cannabis supply. In excess of 300 plants have been seized along with a large amount of hydroponics equipment. "These warrants have been as a direct result of the local Neighbourhood Policing Team working with other police departments including the Air Support Unit and with the support and information of the public. "If anyone has information about any other addresses in the local area, then please contact the Neighbourhood Policing Team for Windmill Hill and Totterdown at Broadbury Road via the force non-emergency number 0845 456 9000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 565 111"

 

'intent to sell and supply'
News2020.com
April 26th 2006

A man of 64 has been charged in connection with what West Australian police allege was an "elaborate" hydroponic cannabis operation. Police allegedly found 101 cannabis plants, drying cannabis and cultivation equipment at a home in Two Rocks, 65km from Perth. They said evidence was found at a rear granny flat, an underground cellar, a rear shade house and two bedrooms on the property. The man has been charged with cultivation and intent to sell and supply and will appear in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday.

 

'ignored police demands to close down'
Sarah Chapman,
Liverpool Echo
April 25th 2006

The owner of a Liverpool cannabis cafe, who ignored police demands to close down, Gary Youds, 36, is starting a 12-month sentence for drugs offences after he repeatedly flouted laws banning Amsterdam-style cafes,we tried to warn him...was today jailed. Gary Youds, 36, is starting a 12-month sentence for drugs offences after he repeatedly flouted laws banning Amsterdam-style cafes. Liverpool crown court was told Youds, a property developer, opened the Chillin' Rooms in Holt Road, Kensington, and began allowing people to smoke the drug in the cafe. David Owen, prosecuting, said police raided the cafe three times last year. Each time, officers noticed the air was thick with the smell and smoke of cannabis and there were several people inside the cafe, Full Demand....

 


'75 mature plants worth £10,000'

Steven Blaakman
Thisisessex.co.uk
April 24th 2006

PoliceThe operation took place just days after another successful police raid in which officers seized up to 1,000 plants from a cannabis factory in Asburnham discovered a cannabis factory with 75 mature plants worth £10,000 at a house in Southend. Police forced their way into the house in Surbiton Road, Southchurch, at about 7.30pm on Friday, and found the plants and cultivation equipment. The operation took place just days after another successful police raid in which officers seized up to 1,000 plants from a cannabis factory in Asburnham Road, Southend. But police say the two incidents are unrelated. In the latest raid, police also recovered a rifle which will be subjected to forensic examination.

 

'continuing to assist police with their inquiries'
Belfast.telegraph.co.uk
April 23rd 2006

Police have seized a haul of suspected cannabis resin with a potential street value ofcontinuing to assist police with their inquiries...... £450,000 in Lurgan. The seizure was made as a result of two vehicles being stopped and searched in the Lough Road area of the town late on Thursday evening. Follow-ups at four premises were then carried out yesterday. Two motor vehicles and a sum of cash were also seized during the operation. Two men aged 59 and 42 who were arrested in connection with the haul are continuing to assist police with their inquiries.

 


'neighbours said could be smelled for miles'
Miltonkeynestoday.co.uk
April 22nd 2006

The sweet smell Paul Mudd. jailed for 6 and ahalf years, of cannabis led police to a skunk factory capable of producing as much as £700,000 worth of the drug a year. Two thousand plants were in various stages of growth inside Unit 4 at Second Avenue, Denbigh West, Bletchley, as well as 150 high-powered lamps, 50 cooling fans and a sophisticated irrigation system. The plants were in "rolling" production in four separate growing rooms. Kevin Barry, prosecuting at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday described it as an "industrial hydroponics operation". The haul – which neighbours said could be smelled for miles – was set up by Paul Mudd. When he leased the building under the name Ian Sharman in December 2004, he said it was to, Full Stink.....

 

'these arrests should serve as a warning'
Oliver Evans
Blackburncitizen.co.uk
April 21st 2006

Police have uncovered a Blackburn cannabis factory which officers believe was "commercial skunk cannabis operation". Officers believe the cannabis would have found its way to the World Cup in Germany in June....gearing up to supply this summer's football World Cup. Six other homes in Hyndburn were raided yesterday morning where police made seven arrests for cannabis and cocaine offences and for the supply of counterfeit currency. No-one was arrested at the mill premises in Eden Street, Blackburn, which police said was a "commercial skunk cannabis operation". Officers believe the cannabis would have found its way to the World Cup in Germany in June. It followed an investigation by Lancashire Constabulary's Serious and Organised Crime Unit and involved undercover officers.Officers believe the cannabis would have found its way to the World Cup in Germany in June. It followed an investigation by Lancashire Constabulary's Serious and Organised Crime Unit and involved undercover officers, Full Warning.....

 

'on suspicion of it being used as a cannabis factory'
Aylesburytoday.co.uk
April 21st 2006

A Vietnamese chap pleaded guilty to cultivating more than 240 cannabis plants. Twenty-seven-year-old Dat Van Ngyuen was arrested at a house in Ruskin Way, Aylesbury, after police raided the property on suspicion of it being used as a cannabis factory. Ngyuen was assisted at Aylesbury Magistrates' Court on Thursday by an interpreter as he is unable to speak English. He will be sentenced at Crown Court. He was remanded in custody.

 

'grew cannabis to cope with toothache'
Eastbournetoday.co.uk
April 20th 2006

A cannabs smoker who set up a mini cannabis factory in his house has escaped jail after claiming he did it to cope with toothache. Andrew Polley, 44, of Blatchington Road, Seaford, was arrested"They executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act while Mr Polley was at the premises, together with his wife. "Both of them were very co-operative.. after police armed with a search warrant raided his home. They found his property reeking of cannabis and discovered 29 plants in an upstairs room, complete with hydroponics equipment. Prosecutor Mark Kateley told Lewes magistrates, "On the morning of Saturday February 25 police attended the defendant's address. "They executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act while Mr Polley was at the premises, together with his wife. "Both of them were very co-operative and in due course officers were led up to the rear of the property and there they found essentially a small hydroponics set with various plants growing. "There was a very powerful and pungent odour of cannabis, Full Pain......

 

'tagged after being caught drug-retailing'
Eveningtimes.co.uk
April 20th 2006

A drug-retailingtagged after being caught drug-retailing, 'nice' schoolgirl has been electronically tagged after being caught on camera in a school playground. Jennifer Ross, 16, had her pocket stuffed with bags of cannabis when she arrived at Chryston High School, Muirhead, Glasgow. Ross, of Ingleneuk Avenue, Millerston, Glasgow, pled guilty at Airdrie Sheriff Court last month to being concerned in the supply of drugs at the school between February 4 and March 4, 2005. Yesterday she was electronically tagged and ordered to be at home each day from 6pm until 7am for the next 10 months, Full Retailing....

 

'the pungent smell of cannabis'
Cambridge-news.co.uk
April 19th 2006

Police who The court heard Redford, of W ard Way, Witchford, had three small bags of the drug in the glovebox...pulled over a car on the A10 noticed the pungent smell of cannabis and decided to search the vehicle, a court heard. What they found cost apprentice plumber Gareth Redford £305 after he admitted possession of 6.7g of the Class C drug when he appeared at Cambridge Magistrates' Court. The court heard Redford, of W ard Way, Witchford, had three small bags of the drug in the glovebox when he was stopped on Friday, March 31 but had been trying to cut down on smoking it after recently becoming a father for the first time. The 21-year-old, who was in court three years ago for a similar drugs offence, was fined £250 with £55 costs.

 


'if you come across a cannabis plot, call police immediately'
Gisborneherald.co.nz
April 18th 2006

A Matawi man has been arrested and charged with cultivation of cannabis after police found a large plot near a public walking track in the Motu area. Gisborne police said the large cannabis plot was found following a government department surveillance operation centred on a native bush block known as Whinray Scenic Reserve in the Motu District. The case is still under investigation by police who could not reveal what other items had been removed from the site. They are concerned the cannabis plot was found close to a public walking track, Full Plot....

 


'before the court'

2020news.com
April 17th 2006

A 40-year-old Salemreportedly found cannabis rolled in foil in Kline's pants pocket man, James Kline of North Broadway, was arrested on a Marion County warrant for failing to appear in court as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and less than two-and-a-half grams of cannabis. Marion County Sheriff's Deputies stopped Kline's vehicle Saturday night, knowing he was wanted to the warrant. The possession charges were added after deputies reportedly found cannabis rolled in foil in Kline's pants pocket and a drug pipe on the floor of his car. Kline was released from custody after posting bond.

 

'in 24 years, I've never seen a fire quite like that'
Ohio.com
April 16th 2006

Wadsworth> Ohio - Firefighters dousing a fire in a new home were confused whenIt was unreal," Copley said. "In 24 years, I've never seen a fire quite like that." the man they thought was the owner suddenly left - until they found $700,000 worth of marijuana plants in the basement, officials said. "It seemed so strange to me" that the man left, said Wadsworth Fire Chief Ralph Copley. "If it were my home burning, I'd want to be there." After firefighters extinguished the fire, which started in the attic early Friday morning, they found 239 marijuana plants filling one-fourth of the basement, which was wired throughout for indoor plant growing, authorities said. "It was unreal," Copley said. "In 24 years, I've never seen a fire quite like that." Full Blaze....

 


'police had grannie under surveillance for a year'
Dailyrecord.co.uk
April 15th 2006

A drug-retailingPolice had kept the gran under surveillance for a year in Inverness..... granny ordered to pay £35,000 has stumped up just £349 in two years. Twice-convicted Joyce McDiarmid has now been given until October by the courts to come up with the cash - by selling her home. The 48-year-old was originally ordered to pay the money under the Proceeds of Crime Act at the High Court in Edinburgh in January 2004 with a deadline of May 15 that year. Police had kept the gran under surveillance for a year in Inverness.
Officers swooped on her flat in October 2000 and found 13.5kg of cannabis worth £67,000, More....

 


10 years’ jail and 10 strokes for 200gms
Mmail.com
April 14th 2006

Sham Alam>A 37-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years’ jail and ordered to be given“It won’t serve any purpose to put him away behind bars for a long time, as he has a sick and old mother to look after..'nice' 10 strokes of the rotan by the High Court yesterday, after pleading guilty to an alternative charge of possessing more than 200g of cannabis. Judicial Commissioner Datuk Zaharah Ibrahim ordered Alley Anuar Mohamad to serve his sentence from the date of his arrest, on May 23, 2004. Earlier, counsel Samry Masri and Aminuddin Mohd Ramli told the court that Alley has regretted his actions. “His plea of guilt has saved the court’s time and cost,” Samry said. “It won’t serve any purpose to put him away behind bars for a long time, as he has a sick and old mother to look after, Full Lashing.....

 

'the man who we're looking for was the gardener'
Bbc.co.uk
April 13th 2006

A cannabisno doubt the man who we're looking for was the gardener.... factory containing 500 plants was discovered by police officers who smelt it from the street. Every room, apart from the kitchen, in the rented house in Wallisdown, Bournemouth, had been adapted for the cultivation of the drug. Officers became suspicious before even entering the property on Monday because of the strong smell coming from it. Dorset Police are urging landlords and the public to report any suspicious activity after the discovery. Det Con Billy Bulloch said: "Around 500 plants were being watered by hand and no doubt the man who we're looking for was the gardener, Full Search....

 

'so how does a 12-year-old get hold of enough dope to sell'
Lin Ferguson
Stuff.co.nz
April 13th 2006

A 12-year-old boy has been suspended for dealing cannabis to other pupils at Wakatipu12-year-old boy has been suspended for dealing cannabis.... High School, principal Kevin Orlowski has confirmed. Mr Orlowski said the year 8 boy was last week suspended for a week. The boy and his parents then attended a hearing before the school's board of trustees, he said. At the hearing the board decided to let the boy return to school but there is an ongoing inquiry." Mr Orlowski said this was the first case of drug dealing at the school for a long time, Full Suspension...

 

Finnish police find cannabis garden in home of Left Youth leader' 'wow'
Newsroom.finland.fi
April 12th 2006

Samu Honkanen, Samu Honkanenthe chairman of the Satakunta section of the Left Youth of Finland on Tuesday recused himself after police discovered a cannabis garden and equipment used to manufacture narcotics in his home. Mr Honkanen and two others living in the dwelling are suspected of drug offences. Among the suspects is Niina Siitonen, the vice chairman of the Left Alliance's Pori organisation and a parliamentary aide. Mr Honkanen and Ms Siitonen told the Finnish News Agency (STT) they had not participated in the use or cultivation of hashis.

 

'bodies of eight men were found on Saturday morning'
Mary Vallis, CanWest News Service
Canada.com
April 11th 2006

Biker gangs have been fighting for control of southwestern Ontario for years. The More Organized Crime..area in and around London, Ont., where the bodies of eight men were found on Saturday morning, is part of a drug trafficking corridor between Toronto and Windsor where narcotics cross the border, said Lee Lamothe, an expert on organized crime. "Everybody wants the same thing. They want control, they want money and they want the turf," Mr. Lamothe said yesterday. Gangs also find the rural area attractive for making synthetic drugs and growing marijuana, Mr. Lamothe added, More Organized Crime..

 


'improper passing and possession of marijuana'

Dailynewstribune.com
April 10th 2006

Waltham>a bag of marijuana was found in Mahtani’s car when it was pulled over A Crescent Street man was arrested during a traffic stop on Brown Street Thursday night after he tried to illegally pass an unmarked police cruiser, police said. Shiv Narain Mahtani, 22, of 35 Crescent St., was speeding behind the unmarked car, which was trying to take a right turn, Detective Sgt. Tim King said. His car was pulled over when Mahtani tried to pass the cruiser on the right, King said. Mahtani, whose car almost hit the cruiser, was charged with driving with a suspended license, improper passing and possession of marijuana, King said. He said a bag of marijuana was found in Mahtani’s car when it was pulled over....

 

'350 kgs seized'
Breakingnews.ie
April 9th 2006

Gardaí today seized cannabis with a potential street value of €2.5m following two a man in his 30s, was arrested and is being questionedraids in Cork. An estimated 250kgs of the drug was recovered at an unspecified location in the city. Earlier today 100kgs of cannabis was seized when a van was stopped and searched in Tower, Blarney.The driver of the van, a man in his 30s, was arrested and is being questioned at Gurranabraher Garda Station.It is understood both raids are connected.

 

'robbed drug dealers of dope and cash'
StoptheDrugwar.org
April 8th 2006

In Baltimore,Detectives William King 'left' and Antonio Murray the trial of Detectives William King and Antonio Murray on charges they robbed drug dealers of dope and cash continues in federal court. King shocked the courthouse when he testified last week that he routinely supplied informants with drugs to sell and took money from informants who thought they were sharing their illicit profits with him. King said he had been taught such off-the-books measures during training from narcotics officers in New York City. King defended his practice of seizing drugs from one suspect only to pass them on to his informants to sell them on the street. "The more a snitch interacts with people, the more arrests I get," he testified.

 


'possessing cannabis oil for supply'
Mervyn Dykes
Stuff.co.nz
April 7th 2006

Trying to smuggle cannabis oil into Arohata Prison in Porirua has earned a PalmerstonRodney Russell North man a jail term of his own. Rodney Russell, 37, put a small amount of the drug wrapped in tinfoil between two photographs included with a letter to a former partner. The drug was detected and he later pleaded guilty in Palmerston North District Court to a charge of possessing cannabis oil for supply. When he appeared for sentencing yesterday, he was jailed for six months, More Oil..

 

'good work by CCTV operators'
Icnetwork.co.uk
April 6th 2006

2 teenagers noticed that he smelled of cannabiswere arrested after sharp-eyed CCTV operators spotted a group of people Julie Helps, CCTV manager for east Surrey, loves spying...acting suspiciously in Redhill. The operators noticed a crowd walking up to a blue BMW car on Sunday evening. The car had been parked in Baxter Avenue, Redhill, throughout the day. Police were called to the avenue at 5.50pm and spoke to a man who was sitting in the car. They noticed that he smelled of cannabis and so they carried out a search of the car. They found a large bag of a green herbal substance believed to be cannabis and a large amount of cash, More Spying.....

 

 


'Section 39B (1)(a) the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952'
Thestar.com.my
April 6th 2006

Sungai Petani> Shamsul Kamar Keria and Awi Mohd YusofTwo men, including a foreigner, were charged in the magistrate's court here with trafficking in drugs last month. Shamsul Kamar Keria, 31, and Indonesian Awi Mohd Yusof, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to them by a court interpreter. They were charged with trafficking five packs of cannabis weighing 4,620gm in front of a shop in Lorong 1, Taman Sutera Batu 2, Jalan Kuala Ketil on March 23. They were charged under Section 39B (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 (amendment 2004) which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction. Magistrate Anis Suhaila Yunus fixed July 6 for mention.

 

'drug retailers have extra reason to watch their backs'
Nerida Blok
Northernstar.com
April 5th 2006

North coast drug retailers have extra reason to watch their backs with police offering a $1000 reward for the public’s help. Operation ‘Dob in a Dealer’ will be launched for the first time by police from the have extra reason to watch their backsRichmond Local Area Command this week to assist in reducing drugrelated crime. Under the operation, which will run from April 6-8, members of the public are asked to come forward and call CrimeStoppers with any information that could lead to an arrest. A $1000 incentive reward is being used to encourage people to report on known dealers in their area. Crime prevention officer senior constable Michael Hogan said local police had seized ‘in excess of $4 million worth of cannabis this season’ More Reasons....

 

 

'$250,000 worth of cannabis and other stealing offences'
Abc.net.au
April 4th 2006

A man fromtheft of four safes containing almost $30,000... Launceston in northern Tasmania has been sentenced to four years in jail for selling $250,000 worth of cannabis and other stealing offences. Justin Phillip Jago, 28, of Summer Hill, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property, stealing and drug trafficking. The Launceston Criminal Court heard that in 2003, Jago was involved in the theft of four safes containing almost $30,000. In one case he had forgiven a drug debt in exchange for help in stealing a safe which turned out to be empty. Jago received $500 in return for helping to steal two other safes, Full Offences...

 


'swooping police make serious bust'
Ester Harward/Yvonne Tahana
Stuff.co.nz
April 3rd 2006

Whangamata police have made one of their biggest cannabis busts in years. swooping police make serious bust.....A 52-year-old Whangamata man has been arrested after police claim they found him inside a "substantial" cannabis plot in the Parakiwai Valley, south of the town. They said the man was carrying a large amount of cannabis in a backpack. He faces drug and firearms charges after the discovery of a .22 rifle and ammunition at a well set-up campsite nearby. Detective Simon Everson at Waihi police said the cannabis find was the biggest in the Waihi-Whangamata area in two years, Full Seriousness....

 

'police seize a $200,000 Maserati'
News.com.au
April 2nd 2006

Policemany thanks.... have used a law which came into effect today to seize a $200,000 Maserati and two other cars during a drug raid in Adelaide. Two men have been arrested and seven kg of high grade cannabis, ready for shipment to NSW, was seized. A 51-year-old man from the Adelaide suburb of Plympton Park and a 46-year-old man from Gorokan on the NSW central coast face drugs charges after cannabis was found packed inside a car at Plympton Park about 10pm yesterday. Eight cannabis plants, More....

 

'cannabis and two bags of white powder in CD cases'
Romfordrecorder.co.uk
April 1st 2006

Police raided eight homes across Havering and arrested six people in a crackdownand two bags of white powder in CD cases on violent crime. Drugs, firearms and forged documents were discovered at addresses in Romford, Gidea Park, Collier Row, Upminster, Harold Hill and Rainham last week during Operation Goldwing. Police forced entry into a two-storey house in Brentwood Road, Gidea Park, at dawn on Friday, March 24, and discovered two large refrigerated bags of dried herbal cannabis and two bags of white powder in CD cases. An adapted garden shed was found to contain eight cannabis plants, grown using special heat-lamps and insulation, Full Grow.....

 

 

 

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