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.


'a large commercial quantity of a prohibited plant'
May 1st 2006

A gold and a number of firearm offences...Coast man has been extradited to NSW from Queensland to face charges over a $2.8 million cannabis haul. The 46-year-old man was arrested at his Mermaid Beach home yesterday. He has been charged over the discovery of 14kg of dried cannabis at Kyogle, in the NSW far-north coast hinterland, in February last year, police said. The man will appear in Lismore Local Court today charged with cultivate a large commercial quantity of a prohibited plant. He is also charged with supply a prohibited drug and a number of firearm offences.


'45-year-old Salem woman'
June 1st 2006

A 45-year-old Salem woman was being held in the Marion County Jail Tuesday morningStarla Smith of North Trenary Street... on drug charges following a bust at her home late Monday afternoon. Marion County Sheriff's Deputies, with assistance from Salem Police, arrested Starla Smith of North Trenary Street for alleged possession of a controlled substance, cannabis, and drug paraphernalia. Smith was the only one in the home when the search warrant was served.


'allegedly bought in Amsterdam'
Michael McKenna
May 31st 2006

1 of Australia's largest drug syndicates, suspected of producing tonnes of high-grade marijuana every year, has been smashed, with arrests and raids across north Queensland last night.The syndicate, allegedly run by Queensland grazier Alexander Malcolm Lane, is suspected of operating for more than a decade, with plantations across Cape York and around Cairns. A three-year joint police and Australian Crime Commission taskforce - codenamed Charlie-Thatch - has traced the syndicate to Europe and across Australia. At least 10 properties are suspected to have been used as rotating sites for the sophisticated plantations, growing highly potent hybrid strands of "skunk" marijuana. The seeds for the crops - each producing between half a tonne and a tonne of marijuana - were allegedly bought in Amsterdam and smuggled back into the country, Full Allegations...


'investigation is continuing'
May 30th 2006

On Sundayinvestigation is continuing and charges are pending May 28th, 2006, members of the County of Wellington O.P.P., with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police - Drug Enforcement Section executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act Search Warrant at a residence in Pilkington Township. As a result an indoor marijuana grow operation was located. Approximately $14,250 worth of marijuana and $500 worth of grow equipment was seized. Also seized from the residence were three prohibited weapons, three restricted firearms, and ammunition. The investigation is continuing and charges are pending


'cargo of fruit and vegetables'
May 29th 2006

Police have intercepted a refrigerated lorry in Granada province loaded with 2,100cannabis hidden amongst its cargo of fruit and vegetables... kilos of cannabis hidden amongst its cargo of fruit and vegetables. There have been five arrests: two people in El Ejido, Almería, who received the cannabis brought in from Morocco and then smuggled it onto lorries; two in Seville, who were responsible for organising its transport; and the driver of the lorry, a Peruvian man, who was arrested near Granada. Reports say the network used articulated lorries to smuggle the drugs from Southern Spain into other European countries. This particular vehicle had been used by them before, More...


'remanded into custody'
May 28th 2006

A Belfast36-year-old James Holland.... man has been remanded into custody today after police allegedly found cannabis with a street value of around £30,000 in his house. Appearing in the dock of Belfast Magistrate`s Court, 36-year-old James Holland was charged with possessing the drugs with intent to supply and with being concerned in the supply of a class C drug on May 25 this year. Detective Constable Skelly told the court he believed he could connect Holland, from Summerhill Court in Belfast, to the charges, More...


'Door a Day'
May 27th 2006

Cannabis with a street value of £250,000 and a huge haul of other drugs have been seizedAimed to see officers execute at least one warrant each day... from properties in Peterborough since the launch of a police blitz two months ago. Cambridgeshire police's "Door a Day" crackdown began in March and aimed to see officers execute at least one warrant each day across the county. So far, 76 drugs warrants have been executed – 27 of those in Peterborough. The raids, carried out across the county, have resulted in 67 arrests and seizures of heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis. It is estimated that cocaine with a street value of more than £30,000 was among the haul, Full Enquiry....


Rebecca Hewett
May26th 2006

A man ah shit....driving a car with the licence plate "THC4ME" has been caught with 1kg of cannabis and more than $12,000 cash in a remote Northern Territory community. Michael John Page, 44, pleaded guilty in the NT Supreme Court yesterday to supplying a commercial quantity of cannabis and possessing $12,880, gained through the commission of an offence.
Prosecutor Corinna Baohm said the man bought a $4000 car, clip-seal bags and about 1kg of cannabis - for which he paid about $8800 - in Katherine in January. He then drove to Ramingining on the Arnhem Land coast where he stayed with a friend. The friend has also been charged with offences, Full Licence....


'six years’ jail And 10 strokes of the rotan'
May 25th 2006

Muar>Malaysia: The Sessions Court here sentenced a fruit seller to six years’ jail Ahari Aliman, be given 10 strokes of the rotan for drug possession...and ordered that he be given 10 strokes of the rotan for drug possession. Ahari Aliman, 26, who was jointly charged with his wife Norhashimah Ibrahim, 24, pleaded guilty to possessing 261g of cannabis before Judge Norazlan Ahmad yesterday. Norhashimah claimed trial. The couple were arrested when a police team raided a house in Kampung Terus near Panchor on April 20 last year. During the trial, Norhashimah, complained to the court that some policemen harassed her when they accompanied her from Kluang to the Muar police station. Judge Norazlan then allowed her counsel K.T. Lee to lodge a police report on the matter.


'654kg of skunk cannabis seized'

Neil Connor
May 25th 2006

Almost £2 million worth of skunk cannabis which was destined for a Shropshire town has been seized by customs officials. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) officers uncovered the drugs during a routine examination of a freight consignment which arrived at Liverpool docks from South Africa on February 6. The offenders had arranged transport of the powerful form of cannabis to an unoccupied premises in the Bomere Heath area of Shrewsbury. The 654kg of skunk cannabis, with a street value of £1.8 million, was hidden among furniture inside a container. Police were making a television appeal, Full Appeal.....


'Mr Big'
Nick Evans
May 242th 2006

A Burnley police were today hunting the 'Mr Big' behind the huge supply operation...drugs courier caught red-handed with more than £4million worth of cannabis, destined for dealers across the North West, has been jailed. And police were today hunting the 'Mr Big' behind the huge supply operation who employed Sarfraz Ahmed after he was sentenced to three-and-half years' jail at Manchester Crown Court. Ahmed, 29, of New Hall Street, Burnley, was arrested by drug squad officers from Greater Manchester Police after an undercover operation.Officers believe the ton of cannabis seized was destined for dealers across the North West, creating the knock-on effect of increased crime as users stole to fund their habit.Ahmed's arrest, Full Supply....


'substantial funds that he did not report to the IRS'
May 23rd 2006

Steven Lance Berry, 47, of Ukiah, former operator of the Lankash Caregivers Clinic,he had substantial funds that he did not report to the IRS, not good..... was sentenced Friday to four years and four months in state prison. Berry pleaded guilty to charges of possession of marijuana for sale, Social Security disability fraud and evasive failure to file state income tax. District Attorney Norman Vroman has said he will not prosecute people who grow and sell medical marijuana, but said this was a case of medical marijuana fraud. In addition to the marijuana charges, the District Attorney's Office said Berry received $38,000 in Social Security disability benefits to which he was not entitled and made several large purchases in cash that show he had substantial funds that he did not report to the IRS, Full Evasion...


'Yeah right'
May 22nd 2006

A Centralia man remains in the Marion County Jail on multiple charges following a high speed chase Saturdaydriving under the influence of drugs, and on an outstanding Clinton County warrant for failure to appear in court.... morning. 24-year-old Thomas Wilson of Walnut Hill Road is accused of driving away from a Marion County Sheriff's Deputy during a traffic stop on Old Salem Road, just south of Route 161. The deputy says he was telling Wilson he was being placed under arrest on an outstanding Clinton County warrant when Wilson said "Yeah right" and pulled away. Deputies report the chase that followed on several roads in southern Marion County reached speeds as high as 100-miles-per-hour. Deputies lost sight of the vehicle of Gilland Road. Wilson was taken into custody and deputies then received permission to search the room Wilson was staying in at the Dix home. Four cannabis pipes, a set of metal scales, and a baggie of cannabis seeds were reportedly found in the room, Full Tale....


'Cannabis is big business at the moment'
May 21st 2006

Detectives hunting a Far East criminal gang behind a large-scale drug production enterprise in Sheffield have discovered three cannabis factories in the city.Plants worth half a million pounds police replaced the doors to the factories after their surprise raids and lay in wait outside the houses hoping the "farmers" would return... were found in two terraced properties on City Road and one on Granville Road after police officers smashed their way inside. The haul included cannabis bushes at all stages of the growing cycle to guarantee a constant supply of the drug. The houses had sophisticated factory set-ups complete with expensive hydroponics, lighting and feeding systems. The plants were growing in every room of the Granville Road home and one of the City Road properties. In the other, the top floor was packed with plants. No-one was in any of the properties during the raid, Full Hunt....


Proceeds of Crime Act
May 20th 2006

Police in Around £3,000 in cash was also recovered from the house and a BMW car seized...Bridgwater have arrested a 34-year-old man from the village of Shapwick after what is believed to be a substantial amount of skunk cannabis was found growing at an address. Officers carried out a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at the address in Northbrook Close, Shapwick, this morning, Friday, May 19, 2006. At the address what is believed to be cultivated skunk cannabis plants were found with a street value of £60,000. Around £3,000 in cash was also recovered from the house and a BMW car seized. The 34-year-old was arrested and taken to Bridgwater Police Station where he currently remains on suspicion of cultivating cannabis with intent to supply. He is also arrested in connection with legislation associated with the Proceeds of Crime Act.


'32-year-old man from the Everton area of Liverpool'
May 19th 2006

Merseyside Police has arrested a man after a large number of cannabis plants were seizedbailed until 31 July pending further enquiries... at a residential address in the Sutton area of St Helens. The arrest on Tuesday, 9 May was in connection with the cultivation of thousands of pounds worth of cannabis plants, discovered by police in the upstairs rooms of the house. Hydroponic equipment and a large quantity of plants have been seized. The 32-year-old man from the Everton area of Liverpool has been bailed until 31 July pending further enquiries.



Police say a portable clandestine drug lab was located
May 19th 2006

Police inAnyone missing such property should call the Papakura Police....'as if' South Auckland have recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen property and want to return it. Three people have been arrested after a search warrant was executed at a rural Clevedon address yesterday. Police say a portable clandestine drug lab was located inside the house along with chemicals and a large quantity of cannabis, together with four shotguns and ammunition and at least $50,000 worth of stolen property. Amid the stash are hot water heaters, a large number of power tools, a set of ladies' golf clubs and toilets still in their boxes. Anyone missing such property should call the Papakura Police.


'a mini cannabis factory, 8 plants'
Gareth Bethell
May 19th 2006

Police have uncovered a mini cannabis factory at the home of a middle-aged married The intelligence came from a number of sources including the public..'nice'couple. Officers raided the house in The Rosary, Wootton Bassett, on Tuesday. They found eight cannabis plants, a quantity of resin and equipment used for growing drugs, including powerful lamps.PC Nick Mackian, of Wootton Bassett police, said the seizure of the cannabis was good news for the town. "We are pleased with the result," he said. "It's limited any potential supply of cannabis in the Wootton Bassett area." And he praised the role of the public in the seizure."The intelligence came from a number of sources including the public and police officers," he said, Full Source.....


'830 kilos of cannabis resin concealed within the hull'
May 19th 2006

Over 800 kilosRui Manuel Gil, 36, Portuguese national resident in Spain,and Daniel Conde Ordonez... of cannabis, worth in excess of £2 million, was found hidden in a pleasure boat which was intercepted by Gibraltar police yesterday. A Portuguese and Spaniard have been arrested and charged. The RGP say that as a result of certain observations carried out by the Marine Section officers, a Spanish registered pleasure boat crewed by a Portuguese and Spanish national was intercepted by the Officers and escorted to the R.G.P Marine Section Base. An examination of the vessel revealed approximately 830 kilos of cannabis resin concealed within the hull of the vessel. Rui Manuel Gil, 36, Portuguese national resident in Spain,and Daniel Conde Ordonez, who will be 31 next month, a Spanish national, Full Haul.....


'faces the death penalty if convicted'

Loh Chee Kong
May 18th 2006

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers seized 1.267kg of cannabis worth more than A male Malay trafficker was arrested, along with two male drug abusers....$42,200 on Tuesday in the largest single seizure of the controlled drug this year so far. A male Malay trafficker was arrested, along with two male drug abusers. According to CNB's deputy director S Vijakumar, the authorities had been tracking the trafficker a 48-year-old site supervisor for the past two months.On Tuesday, the CNB received a tip-off that the man had received a fresh consignment of drugs, believed to be from neighbouring countries, Full Penalty.......


'arrested and charged with possession of cannabis for sale'
May 17th 2006

A cannabisA 41-year-old Cheltenham man was arrested at the home and charged with possession of cannabis for sale... haul worth $1.3 million was seized by police during a raid on a home in Adelaide's north-western suburbs today. Detectives from biker gang taskforce Operation Avatar arrived at a home in Cheltenham about 11am and promptly began a search that uncovered 67 one pound (454 grams) bags of cannabis, as well as fireworks and a pair of guns. Police said the amount of cannabis equated to 67,000 street deals, with a total value of $1.3 million. A 41-year-old Cheltenham man was arrested at the home and charged with possession of cannabis for sale and possession of fireworks. He will appear in court at a date to be confirmed


'cannabis is sent from God to man'
Abdoulie Nyockeh
May 16th 2006

Ras Lynrest a Jamaican and musician by vocation, has told a magistrates’ .Ras enlightened the court that cannabis is sent from God to man and should be treated as such...'nice'court that he could not understand, no matter how hard he try, how and why mankind could come up with such stringent laws against cannabis sativa which, he argued, possesses both nutritional and medicinal values .Ras enlightened the court that cannabis is sent from God to man and should be treated as such. He added that cannabis sativa has a high nutritional value and could be overwhelmingly useful in curing many ailments. According to him, it was very strange to learn that possession of cannabis is a punishable offence, Full Miracle...


Longhorns' Taylor arrested for marijuana possession
Jeff McDonald
May 15th 2006

Austin> Running back Ramonce Taylor's future at Texas is in jeopardy.....Running back Ramonce Taylor's future at Texas is in jeopardy following his Sunday morning arrest for felony possession of marijuana. Taylor was arrested by Bell County sheriff's deputies, who said they found approximately five pounds of marijuana in a backpack in Taylor's car. He was formally charged Sunday evening. If convicted, Taylor could face two years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The incident is the latest in a string of off-the-field troubles for Taylor. He was one of two UT players investigated in December regarding a street altercation in Austin, though no charges were filed in that incident. Earlier this offseason, More......


'it just keeps coming and coming'
May 14th 2006

A helicopter pilot was arrested in Canada, and two Washington state residents alsoA helicopter pilot was arrested in Canada.. were in custody after authorities seized 325 pounds of marijuana, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank T. Rogers said. The arrests Tuesday are the latest in a series of aerial pot smuggling attempts in recent months along the north-central Washington county's sparsely populated 90-mile border with British Columbia. “It's like the Energizer Bunny. It just keeps coming and coming,” Rogers said Thursday.


'this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated'
May 13th 2006

3 menNguyen and Duong were subsequently arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.... have been jailed for a total of seven-and-a-half years following the discovery of a cannabis factory at a house in Slough. Thang Cong Bui, 24, Minh Quang Nguyen, 30, and Hien Neoc Duong, 18, pleaded guilty to cultivation of cannabis and were sentenced to two-and-a-half years each at Reading Crown Court on Thursday last week with the recommendation that they be deported on their release. Acting detective Chief Inspector Nick Evans, said: "I am pleased with the sentence, which sends out a clear message to those engaged in drug dealing and other linked crime, that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated, Full Tolerance...


'investigators are currently at the scene'
May 12th 2006

Police have seized over 100 mature cannabis plants and hydroponics equipment after Investigators are currently at the scene and police are today....attending a property on Furber Road, St George late last night. Police attended the address after reports of a burglary at 11.55pm, Wednesday May 10 2006. After finding the front door insecure they entered the house and found a cannabis factory with approximately 150 mature plants.Crime Scene Investigators are currently at the scene and police are today carrying out further enquiries


'What can I say, except for I didn't do it '
Rebecca Nolan
May 11th 2006

A man Darnelle Olando Pendergrass, 10 years....who pleaded guilty to breaking into the home of two medical marijuana cardholders was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in prison. Darnelle Olando Pendergrass, 32, of Eugene, had pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree robbery and one count of burglary in connection with the October robbery in Springfield. Lane County Circuit Judge Maurice Merten sentenced him to 140 months in prison and three years of post-prison supervision. While on post-prison supervision for an earlier robbery conviction, Pendergrass and another man, 32-year-old Isaac James Tilton of Springfield, posed as police officers on Oct. 28 and tried to force their way into a house on Eighth Street in order to seize marijuana plants legally being grown there, Full Denial....


'reprimanded and discharged'
May 10th 2006

Vanroy Roberts of New Winthorpes was reprimanded and discharged for possession “stay out of trouble,”of cannabis and given a stern warning to “stay out of trouble,” by Senior Magistrate Asquith Riviere. Roberts appeared in the St. John’s Magistrates Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to the charge. The court heard that on 2 May after 4 a.m., officers from the Bolans Police Station were on mobile patrol when they saw Roberts sitting under a bus shed, in the vicinity of the Jolly Harbour entrance, Full Reprimaned...


'Clearwater RCMP took down their third grow operation'
May 9th 2006

Clearwater Police continue to warn that there is zero toleranceresident Robert Hole appeared in Supreme Court in Kamloops last week to answer to charges following the execution of a search warrant on his property in August 2005. Over 400 marijuana plants were seized from an indoor/outdoor grow operation. He was found guilty of Production of Marijuana for the purpose of Trafficking, and Unsafe Storage of a Firearm. This conviction comes just days before Clearwater RCMP took down their third grow operation so far in 2006. Police continue to warn that there is zero tolerance when it comes to drug possession or use of any kind in this area.


'a total of 24 years in prison'
May 8th 2006

A fifth member of a gang which was brought to justice after a £1.4m drugs raid wasMatthew Marshall, 33, of Tetcott, Town Street, Upwell... jailed for nine months at Norwich Crown Court yesterday. Matthew Marshall, 33, of Tetcott, Town Street, Upwell, near Wisbech, had been acquitted of conspiracy to supply cannabis resin but found guilty of possessing the drug with intent to supply at an earlier hearing. His four co-defendants, John Marshall, 54, and Dean Robinson, 44, both of Hollycroft Road, Emneth, near Wisbech, Owen Delargy, 37, of Coventry and Christopher Bodinnar, 53, of Willenhall, Coventry, were all found guilty of the conspiracy charge. They were sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison last month, Full Tale...


'further police investigations are underway'
Chris Galea
May 7th 2006

Marsaxlokk >The police have thus managed to seize a total of around ten kilos of cannabis resin over the two days...Malta Five more kilos of cannabis resin have been seized by the police following further investigations in relation to Wednesday evening's drug find in Marsascala. The latest drug haul was carried out during searches conducted by the police in a residence in Marsaxlokk as part of further investigations in connection with the previous day's find, when two men were also arrested. The police have thus managed to seize a total of around ten kilos of cannabis resin over the two days. Duty Magistrate Dr. Giovanni Grixti was informed about the second discovery and appointed experts to aid in the enquiry.


'illegal or immoral behaviour at their property'
Emma Dunlop
May 6th 2006

A Sheffield council tenant convicted of growing cannabis plants at home has been made the subject of a suspended possession order by Sheffield County Court. Stephen Grimmer, 42, was convicted in September 2005 after police found 16 cannabis plants and related cultivation equipment at his home in Raisen Hall Road, Sheffield. The possession order was suspended for 12 months on the condition that Grimmer and his wife, Theresa, do not cause nuisance or allow any illegal or immoral behaviour at their property.Judge Robert Moore warned the couple that should they breach these conditions they could face losing their home.


'We have had an influx of the hippy types'
May 5th 2006

The discoveryWe have had an influx of the hippy types... of a drugs harvest worth £67,000 in the quiet village of Llanelidan has sparked outrage among residents. Last week engineer Andrew Lawler was jailed for three years for growing cannabis at Tyn y Celyn, Llanelidan - and one of his nearest neighbours is former North Wales Police Authority chairman Malcolm King.Mr King wasn’t available for comment this week but a village resident who declined to be named said: “The revelation that there was a drug factory on the outskirts of the village is something we don’t associate with a quiet village like Llanelidan.“But obviously criminals consider such places ideal locations,“Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised but it’s disturbing to realise the drug was being produced on such a massive scale.” Full Stereotype....


'Cannabis resin and bush'
May 5th 2006

Officers from the Rawmarsh Safer Neighbourhood Team (Police working in partnership A 22 year old man was arrested from the address and is to appear before Rotherham Magistrates later this month....with Local Authority) yesterday, Wednesday 4 May executed a warrant at an address on Warren Avenue, Monkwood, Rawmarsh, under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Cannabis resin and bush with a street value of over £9,200.00 was recovered together with clothing , believed to be counterfeit, a substantial amount of cash and a canister of CS gas. A 22 year old man was arrested from the address and is to appear before Rotherham Magistrates later this month.


'enough marijuana for 70,000 joints'
May 4th 2006

RCMP say Police estimate they seized enough marijuana for 70,000 jointsthey dismantled a large indoor marijuana grow operation at a home in Brookvale Tuesday night. The Queens district RCMP and the street level drug team searched the house at around 8 p.m., seizing 115 marijuana plants at different growth stages, about two kilograms of dried marijuana, and numerous growing lights and other equipment.
Police estimate they seized enough marijuana for 70,000 joints. Two men were arrested on the scene. They'll appear in court on June 26 to face charges of production of marijuana, and possession of marijuana for the purpose of, More Reefers...


'possession of a prohibited drug'
Stuart MacFarlane
May 3rd 2006

Police from the Camden Local Area Command conducted a high-visibility policing drug operation across licensed premises in Moss Vale, Bowral, Bargo, Tahmoor, Camden and Mount Annan last weekend. Bowral police Inspector Jim Cody said the operation ran on Friday from 6pm to midnight, with plain-clothes and uniformed police inspecting licensed premises. Nine cautions for cannabis possession were issued, as well as two court attendance notices for possession of a prohibited drug.


'drugs, device or cosmetic with the intent to deliver'
Dennis J Wright
May 2nd 2006

Phoenixville> An Illinois man in town for the Rites Of Spring Festival Friday night found just don't light up a suspicious cigarette in front of Phoenixville Police...out the hard way that you just don't light up a suspicious cigarette in front of Phoenixville Police. Norman R. Nied, 54, of the 6300 block of West 93rd Street, Oak Lawn, Illinois, had his weekend plans go up in smoke after being charged with possession of a controlled substance, drugs, device or cosmetic, possession of a controlled substance, drugs, device or cosmetic with the intent to deliver; and possession of drug paraphernalia, Full Delivery....


'a significant drug bust'
May 1st 2006

It was an interesting weekend for Lloydminster police on a number of fronts, thanks to a significant drug bust and an unusual vehicle chase. This past Friday, Lloydminster RCMP seized nearly 400 grams of marijuana and 20 grams of cocaine following a drug investigation at a local hotel. In addition to the drugs with an estimated street value of $4,000, just more than $5,000 in cash was seized. One male, whose name has not been released, has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds of a Crime, and Resisting Arrest. He has since been released on bail and will make his first court appearance tomorrow in Lloydminster.





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