A 25-YEAR-OLD man living in Boyne Island told police he was just trying to “save money” when they found his hydroponic marijuana set-up.
During a search at Charlie Vance Stuart-Sutherland’s address on July 28, police found
a grow tent, lighting, pH tester, water reservoir and fertiliser.
In Stuart-Sutherland’s house police located 1.2g of marijuana in a grinder, 10g in a clipseal bag and five more bags of marijuana weighing a total of 70.3g.
Additionally police found 20ml of cannabis oil, four bongs – one fashioned from a Chambord bottle, one a chocolate milk bottle and two commercially manufactured – three pipes, three grinders, a set of scales and more clipseal bags.
Stuart-Sutherland admitted the property was his and he was addicted to the drug.
He told police he decided to grow marijuana to “save money” and only did it to become “self-sufficient”.
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