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Arnoldas Stasys used online tutorials to grow cannabis

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‘Teach yourself to grow cannabis’ throws up about 5,690,000 results in Google – and Arnoldas Stasys followed some of them to begin to cultivate plants at his Fenland home.

When police raided his Wimblington Road, Doddington, home on January 31, they found Stasys, 33, had 67 cannabis plants worth £56,000 growing merrily away in parts of the house.

He appeared at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday (15 April) where he was sentenced to a year in prison, suspended for 18 months.

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Arnoldas Stasys had 67 cannabis plants growing in his home at Doddington when police raided it

Arnoldas Stasys had 67 cannabis plants growing in his home at Doddington when police raided it

A 19-year-old woman, found with him at the house, was also arrested but police later decided to take no further action against her.

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A police spokesperson revealed that whilst being interviewed, Stasys admitted teaching himself how to grow the cannabis by following online tutorials and sourced the required equipment online.

Detective Constable Bethany Reynolds, who investigated, said: “Regardless of the reason that Stasys was growing the cannabis, he knew that he was committing an offence but chose to continue anyway.

“Tackling issues surrounding drugs continues to be a force priority, and I would like to ask the public to help us in doing so by reporting their concerns and any suspicious activity.”

Information about how to spot the signs of a cannabis factory, along with the option to report concerns, can be found on the force’s dedicated drugs information webpage.

 

 

 

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