Ngāruawāhia woman with 45 marijuana plants in garden let off with a warning

By January 30, 2019 Recent News

NewsHub 25 January 2019 
A Ngaruwahia woman has had a lucky escape from the law, after police discovered 45 marijuana plants in her garden.

The maximum penalty for the cultivation of cannabis is seven years imprisonment, but all Tamara Garlick got was a warning.

Ms Garlick is a dairy farmer, who says she smokes once or twice a day and again before she goes to bed. She says she was growing weed for personal use, so that she could spend less money.

However last Tuesday, police received information regarding Ms Garlick’s illicit gardening project and her crop was seized and destroyed.

She was formally arrested at the police station, and read her rights. The 28-year-old then explained her reasons for growing; namely she was tired of paying $370 per ounce.