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US News Toulouse: His cannabis culture invaded his two-room apartment, the smell betrayed him

21:20  27 october  2020
21:20  27 october  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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It was the smell that led the police to a small apartment which housed a large cannabis culture

De l'herbe de cannabis. Illustration. © Levine - Sipa Cannabis herb. Drawing. MISCELLANEOUS FACTS - It was the smell that led the police to a small apartment that housed a large cannabis cultivation.

A fortuitous discovery that owes everything to police flair, literally. Last Friday at the end of the morning, police officers from Toulouse , including those from the anti-crime brigade, intervened in a building of Bagatelle when a strong smell of cannabis drew their attention to an apartment, which moreover had a compromising air extractor. Bingo. When they knocked on the suspicious door, the 50-year-old who opened could only confirm he was "cultivating." And not just a little. In the living room of his two-room apartment, investigators found no less than 30 feet of cannabis , 17.5 kg in total, with all the equipment, lamps in particular, that come with it.

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The file still intrigued the police because the tenant was completely unknown to their services. Suspecting a complicity, they traced back to a 31-year-old man, himself well known, who was probably in charge of selling the goods.

According to police sources, the two men were brought in on Monday and a "plead guilty" procedure has been chosen. They were both sentenced to 10 months in prison, four of which were suspended. But they were left free after the procedure.

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