Vietnamese gets eight years for growing cannabis

12-05-2011

A young Vietnamese man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for growing marijuana. Police found some 400 cannabis plants in a house near the eastern town of Opava. The 24-year-old has pled not guilty, saying he was paid 20,000 crowns a month to mind the house and the plants for a fellow Vietnamese. He said he was caring for the plants because he believed they were to be used as animal feed.