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Busted: Dopey Cannabis Grower Takes 'Selfie'
A man who uploaded cannabis-growing tutorials to YouTube has been imprisoned after mistakenly filming himself in one of his videos.
It was one of several mistakes by Kyle Berry that led to his arrest for cultivating the drug in New Hampshire.
In one video his face could be seen reflected in a shiny surface. In another he filmed a parcel of marijuana seeds he had delivered from the UK which revealed his name and address.
"He's not the brightest person in the world," said Sheriff Michael Downing. "There's indications he was selling the product. This isn't the first grow he's had."
Prosecutors claimed Berry had produced several videos showing-off his cannabis farm in the basement of his home.
"He's very detailed about how he is doing it," said County prosecutor Jerome Blanchard. "Showing how to grow it, how to set it up, what chemicals he uses and where he gets his seeds."
Berry, 40, pleaded guilty to growing a controlled drug but pleaded mitigation claiming he took cannabis because he was in constant pain.
"I did it because since 13, I've had 17 surgeries," he said. "I didn't realise how bad the medications I was on were clouding my judgement and killing me."
But Judge Marguerite Wageling refused to believe Berry was growing all the marijuana for his own use and sentenced him to two years in prison with four months suspended.