21 Nov 2018

Samoa man jailed for growing marijuana for sale

4:09 pm on 21 November 2018

A 41-year-old Samoan man has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to cultivating marijuana plants for sale.

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Justice Vui Clarence Nelson told Ulugia Sala Suivai of Vaiusu the penalties for drug sellers must be severe.

Police said when they searched the defendant's home they discovered 71 marijuana plants, some up to three feet, growing behind the house.

Justice Vui noted that it was clear from the number of marijuana plants being grown they were not for the defendant's personal use.