Prisoner Grows Pot Plant in Jail Convinces Guards It's Tomato
28 year-old Mohamed Jalloh, a prisoner at Verne Prison, grew a pot plant in his cell for five months after convincing the guards at the facility it was merely a tomato plant. Jollah, who is serving an eight year sentence for supplying class A drugs, garnered admiration from unsuspecting officers over his potent plant, convinced it was a harmless, antioxidant-full vegetable. The inmate eventually got so cocky he adorned the plant with decorations as though it were a cannabis Christmas tree.
"You could see the plants from the grounds as his cell looks on to the education department and communal outside area. They were on show for the world to see."
Ultimately a fellow jealous inmate spilled the true taxonomy of the flora to guards leaving Jollah in the midst of an inquiry at the prison.