Cannabis grower jailed in Wellington

  • 29/01/2016

A man sentenced on cannabis charges grew cannabis with a street value of $150,000 in a sophisticated hydroponic growing operation over a five-year period, police say.

Mason Tobin, 28, of Churton Park was sentenced in the Wellington District Court today to three and a half years in jail after pleading guilty to nine cannabis-related charges.

Police say the prosecution was part of Operation Hive, which is targeting organised criminal distribution of methamphetamine and commercial cultivation and sale of cannabis in Porirua, Wellington and the Hutt Valley.