A cannabis grower who decided to decorate a 5ft pot plant as his Christmas tree, will now be spending Christmas behind bars.
Kent Police say they discovered the cannabis tree after raiding the house of 46-year-old Ian Richards in Aylesham, near Canterbury.
There, in addition to a hydroponic cannabis factory in his bedroom, they found the fully-grown festive cannabis plant -- complete with red and green baubles.
While Richards claimed the plants were for his own personal use, it was decided his factory had the potential to produce a large quantity of cannabis.
As such he was recently jailed for 18 months after appearing at Canterbury Crown Court.
Investigating officer PC Darren Dennett said: "By using a 5ft tall cannabis plant as a Christmas tree Richards showed a total disregard for the law.
"One of the bedrooms at his home had been transformed into a very sophisticated cannabis factory. He is now spending his Christmas in prison."
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