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Man who grew cannabis plants in his Yishun flat gets 4 years' jail

source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/cannabis-plants-yishun-jail-cnb-12574986?cid=FBcna

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SINGAPORE: A man who grew cannabis plants in his Yishun flat was sentenced to four years' jail on Wednesday (Mar 25) for cultivating a Class A controlled drug and other drug-related charges.

Artamu Ibrahim, 45, pleaded guilty to one charge of cultivating two cannabis plants at Block 336A, Yishun Street 31, another charge of consuming a controlled drug and a charge of possessing a controlled drug. 

A fourth charge of possessing utensils for drug consumption was taken into consideration for sentencing.

Immigration and Checkpoints Authority officers had detected glass apparatuses, suspected to be for smoking drugs, at the parcel post section of SingPost Centre.

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers raided Artamu's 13th-floor flat on Sep 9 last year and found two small containers containing vegetable matter in the master bedroom.

They also found two pots of cannabis plants in an improvised makeshift greenhouse, and numerous instruments and reagent used for cannabis cultivation.

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Artamu was arrested and the seized plants were sent to the Health Sciences Authority.

Both plants – weighing 1.83g and 49.7g – were analysed and found to be cannabis.

Artamu admitted to cultivating cannabis at his home, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Lu Yiwei.

Artamu said he obtained information on how to grow the plants from the Internet, including information on the amount of water, humidity level, pH level and temperature required.

He built a "grow tent" for this purpose and used light bulbs, a spotlight and LED lights to boost plant growth, with fans controlling the temperature in the tent, as well as a ventilator and humidifier for optimal conditions.

On top of this, he used an electric timer to measure the timings for the fans, ventilator and lights to be switched on or off. He also measured the humidity, temperature and soil wetness in the tent with two humidity meters, a thermometer and pH readers.

Artamu also used a camera that was linked to his mobile phone to monitor the meters and the cannabis plants when he was not home.

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After his arrest, Artamu provided urine samples to CNB and drugs were detected in them.

The vegetable matter was analysed and found to be a Class A controlled drug, a type of synthetic cannabinoid.

A 52-year-old woman was also arrested at Artamu's flat, but she has not been prosecuted.

The court heard that Artamu had been convicted in 2006 of consumption of cannabis and jailed for 10 months.

Anyone convicted of cultivating cannabis plants can be given between three and 20 years' jail, fined between S$5,000 and S$40,000, or both.

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He must be saying Cannina! after this. 

Quite an enterprising chap. Wonder how he got caught. Lots of daring people in Yishun. Siao langs, but still daring. 😂

I do feel for him. Pot is not really all that harmful. If this gahmen was halfway consistent they would've banned tobacco and alcohol before pot.

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Wasted how come no one inform me abt this earlier

So i can stay away of course 😚😇

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I only grow coriander and chilli plant hor.

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Quite enterprising, really heeding the govt's call for us to be more self sufficient in vegetables. I think he put in more efforts than most startups! 

Can stir fry the leaves? 

 

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My guess is he's caught the same way other smokers are caught. Smoke along common corridor. smoke coming out of his home windows. But because he smoke cannabis the smoke smell must be different. NEA called in by neighbours then NEA tipped off CNB.

Smart fellow, know how to plant such exotic drugs but old habits die hard. Kenna caught the usual way. Not so smart after all.

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2 minutes ago, Watwheels said:

My guess is he's caught the same way other smokers are caught. Smoke along common corridor. smoke coming out of his home windows. But because he smoke cannabis the smoke smell must be different. NEA called in by neighbours then NEA tipped off CNB.

Smart fellow, know how to plant such exotic drugs but old habits die hard. Kenna caught the usual way. Not so smart after all.

He forgets to get this.

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Seems like he ordered bong from overseas, ICA baotoh him to CNB who then raid his house. 

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Heng I only grow Tongkat Ali :grin:

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19 minutes ago, kobayashiGT said:

He forgets to get this.

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Cannot lah, this will disrupt the consistency of the temperature needed for the cannabis plant growth. 😋

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11 minutes ago, Watwheels said:

Cannot lah, this will disrupt the consistency of the temperature needed for the cannabis plant growth. 😋

Haha. Then next time when he is put when he is thinking of renovating his house, he should use bamboo charcoal as the wall material.

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Got air purification effect. 🤣

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16 minutes ago, Mustank said:

Heng I only grow Tongkat Ali :grin:

You grow with the help of tongkat ali or you grow tongkat ali? hahaha.

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1 hour ago, GLZT said:

Seems like he ordered bong from overseas, ICA baotoh him to CNB who then raid his house. 

He should post to his neighbour's address.... 

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25 minutes ago, Volvobrick said:

He should post to his neighbour's address.... 

and instruct to leave outside the flat

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Cannabis leaves can be easily spotted from afar, very distinctive and unique shaped.

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2 hours ago, Mustank said:

Catnip can grow

before go downstairs to ah little cat, rub hand on catnip

then see xiao meow meow go nuts :grin:

After that careful don't touch bird bird hor. Tongkat Ali kao liao. 

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