Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Chamberlains - complete legal services for business

Don’t let your dope grow over the fence

By johnboy - 20 January 2012 56

weed

ACT Policing’s City Beats team executed a Drug of Dependence Warrant on a home in Narrabundah late this afternoon (Friday, January 20) seizing around 18 mature cannabis plants.

Police were notified by a member of the public who saw the plants hanging over the fence. Police executed the warrant about 3 pm today.

A 26-year-old man from Griffith (Canberra) will be summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court charged with Cultivating a Controlled Plant.

weed

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
56 Responses to
Don’t let your dope grow over the fence
chewy14 2:51 pm 21 Jan 12

Voytek said :

And I bet the “informants” are smugly sitting there wallowing in self-satisfaction at the just deed they’ve done for society. Whoverer you are – you are ignorant scum with little idea of what constitues a real crime.

You’re an imbecile.

If the guy had one or two plants, most likely no one would care. But 18? It’s not like its for personal use and that much weed attracts the wrong kind of people. If it was my neighbour, I’d probably give him one chance to get rid of it but I’ve got no problem with someone dobbing him in either.

Pooks 1:26 pm 21 Jan 12

Voytek said :

And I bet the “informants” are smugly sitting there wallowing in self-satisfaction at the just deed they’ve done for society. Whoverer you are – you are ignorant scum with little idea of what constitues a real crime.

This is an unfair comment. If I saw an illegal plant growing somewhere, I would laugh and move on….but 18?? That’s called a drug dealer. A drug dealer is the scum.

Special G 1:19 pm 21 Jan 12

People doing their civic duty to uphold the laws and regulations of our country are scum now. Take a good hard look at yourselves. They did the right thing.

Dope stinks. With that amount most likely dealing. Attracts unwanted attention in the neighbourhood. Some junkies do a home invasion on the wrong house (yours) because they think there is money, drugs or whatever there.

Who would want to live with that next door to them.

poetix 1:01 pm 21 Jan 12

A magnificent specimen! But perhaps they shouldn’t have sent in that clipping for Mark Carmody to wear while doing the weather…

Jethro 11:29 am 21 Jan 12

Voytek said :

And I bet the “informants” are smugly sitting there wallowing in self-satisfaction at the just deed they’ve done for society. Whoverer you are – you are ignorant scum with little idea of what constitues a real crime.

Ignorant indeed, but scum, no.

The problem lies with the law, not the people who feel a social duty to uphold the law (even if it is a misinformed duty they feel). I would dob in a neighbour if I knew they had a meth lab in their house. Mainly because I would fear the risk of an explosion.

Whoever reported this guy to the police would probably see their action as equivalent to me feeling a social duty to report a meth cook.

p1 11:12 am 21 Jan 12

While I think it is a little harsh to dob in the dude (the complex and devious ways he went to producing this crop in secret just smacks of the worst kind of dangerous organized crime…), 18 plants is rather a lot… Surely he had to know the cops would turn up sooner or later. Or as someone said, the chances of someone ripping it off (and your house while they are at it) get pretty big when you can see the plants from space.

bearlikesbeer 10:45 am 21 Jan 12

HenryBG said :

Just goes to show – in this day and age there are still “members of the public” who are willing to pretend they live in Nazi Germany or communist Russia and act as informers for the police to get their fellow citizens prosecuted on lifestyle and politics issues. Scum.

Backyard dope plants attract rippers. Scum. I wouldn’t want crims climbing over my fence to access a neighbour’s plants. I doubt I’d call the cops, but I’d certainly encourage my neighbour to get the plants out of the yard.

Voytek 10:43 am 21 Jan 12

And I bet the “informants” are smugly sitting there wallowing in self-satisfaction at the just deed they’ve done for society. Whoverer you are – you are ignorant scum with little idea of what constitues a real crime.

HenryBG 6:46 am 21 Jan 12

Just goes to show – in this day and age there are still “members of the public” who are willing to pretend they live in Nazi Germany or communist Russia and act as informers for the police to get their fellow citizens prosecuted on lifestyle and politics issues. Scum.

The grower in this case has been more than careless: he’s been incompetent.
You can get far more bud (and therefore need to grow far fewer plants) if you hack it down quite short in spring (say, after 5 stem divisions, cut it down to the 3rd. Might depend on the variety of plant you’re growing), then once you’ve had another foot or two of growth, get a piece of chicken wire over your plants and press it down hard to bring all the stemmy growth down into a dense mat. If you get extensive stem growth prior to budding, just repeat the maneuver with another piece of chicken wire. This works because all the “fruit” you’re after is at the apex of each growing node, and these will all be growing straight up out of the chicken wire at this point.

I give these tips from the perspective of a keen amateur horticultor, not as somebody who grows that paticular plant.

matt31221 9:42 pm 20 Jan 12

What happens to all that cannabis in the police lockup? Do they burn it or what?

p1 8:58 pm 20 Jan 12

Should have invested in a hedge trimmer.

artuoui 8:28 pm 20 Jan 12

It will be hard to claim he wasn’t cultivating them – he’s got nothing else growing in his yard.

LSWCHP 8:26 pm 20 Jan 12

Jeez, it’s been many decades since I smoked dope, so things must’ve changed, or maybe people who grow dope have become more stupid and less paranoid. Compared to the plants my mates used to grow that thing looks like a bloody sequoia redwood.

I think I can be pretty confident in saying that This Would Not Have Happened in 1983.

caf 8:18 pm 20 Jan 12

Isn’t it always the way? You come back after your Chrissy hols to find the dope has grown 4 foot higher.

gospeedygo 6:39 pm 20 Jan 12

And right next to what looks like a shed as well! This man deserves a medal or something…..I am off to go scour google maps now….

1 2 3 4

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site