Page last updated at 07:30 GMT, Wednesday, 4 March 2009

YouTube man fined over cannabis

Cannabis
Burfield was described as "foolish" by the police

A Somerset man has been fined 200 after posting a video on the YouTube website of cannabis he was growing.

Police in Bridgwater who were tipped off about the video said they were "amazed" that 25-year-old Shane Burfield had used his name on the site.

Officers went to Burfield's home and found a large cannabis plant and equipment used to grow the drug.

Pc Adrian Peck said the cannabis produced by the plant could have had a street value of up to 500.

"The cultivation of cannabis is illegal," he said.

"If you break the law and are foolish enough to then advertise your criminal activities on the internet, it makes it very easy for the police to catch you."

Sedgemoor magistrates also ordered Burfield to pay 75 in costs.

Print Sponsor


RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific