Warwick courthouse.
Warwick courthouse.

Pot crop taken home

A SWANFELS man who stumbled across a marijuana crop decided to use the find to start his own drug production operation.

Police searched Jonathan Wright's property on February 29, where they uncovered eight marijuana plants growing in pots.

The 36-year-old told police he found the plants growing in bushland about six weeks earlier.

He admitted digging up the plants and potting them but said he never returned to where he got them from again as he was worried about the owners.

The plants received a little TLC from Wright, who bought potting mix to help the plants flourish.

The total weight of the drugs uncovered, excluding the weight of the roots, was 877g.

Wright appeared in the Warwick District Court this week and pleaded guilty to producing a dangerous drug.

Judge Julie Ryrie warned the man about reoffending now police knew who he was.

"It doesn't take a genius to work out you might be earmarked by local police," she said. "Stay away from drugs and anyone who deals with it."

He was sentenced to three months jail, wholly suspended for six months.



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