There’s still no word on when they plan to arrest the entire Earth for providing soil upon which marijuana “could be grown.” A hapless New Zealand garden store manager is facing a likely jail term for selling undercover police “equipment that could be used to cultivate cannabis.”
Peter James Stewart, 50, admitted five charges of supplying equipment or material that could be used to cultivate marijuana when he appeared before Judge Kevin Phillips on Tuesday, reports The Southland Times
Police prosecutor Sergeant Rob Mills said Stewart worked at Europa Hydroponics and, after being approached “several times” by undercover police officers, he sold them various items hydroponic kits, magazines, and books that could be used to grow cannabis.
He also gave the officers tips on cultivation, and advised one of them on how to avoid being caught by police, Mills claimed.
The alleged offenses happened between August 13, 2009 and February 25, 2010, police claimed.
Judge Phillips remanded Stewart on bail to July 1 for sentencing, but said prison is likely.
“In my view, he must go to prison,” the judge said.