August 27, 2013

N.H. man who posted pot-growing videos sentenced

Police say Kyle Berry posted the anonymous videos on YouTube, but his face was reflected off a shiny surface and a package showed his name.

The Associated Press

AUBURN, N.H. — A New Hampshire man who inadvertently revealed his identity in anonymous online videos about his marijuana-growing operation has been sentenced to jail.

Police say Kyle Berry's how-to-grow-marijuana videos on YouTube were posted anonymously last fall, but his face was reflected off a shiny surface and a package showed his name.

Berry, of Auburn, pleaded guilty to manufacturing a controlled drug.

WMUR-TV reports Berry said he was growing the marijuana for his own use. Judge Marguerite Wageling says she had a hard time believing that, but agreed with Berry's lawyer that he was not a drug kingpin.

Berry was sentenced Tuesday to a year in jail, with four months suspended.

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