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Cannabis Grower Convicted After Ringing Police

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Police called to a burglary ended up arresting the victim for
cultivating cannabis after they discovered an indoor growing operation.

Ellen Margaret Polwart, 32, called police to her property south of
Whangarei on October 12 after her house had been trashed and burgled.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Mike Moohan told Whangarei District Court
last week that as police examined the house they discovered equipment
set up in a bedroom being used to grow cannabis.

Polwart pleaded guilty before Judge Semi Epati to cultivating cannabis
and was convicted and fined $500.

She told police two cannabis plants she had been growing had been
stolen in the burglary.

Pubdate: Mon, 20 Oct 2003
Source: Northern Advocate (New Zealand)
Copyright: 2003 Northern Advocate.
Contact: editor@northernadvocate.co.nz