Kiwi property manager turned a ‘blind eye’ to weed farm in rented apartment owned by his dad’s company

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A tenancy manager opted to say “yes” to a free ounce of pot, but apparently said “no” to noticing anything strange about a student flat he rented out that was being used for what has been called a “significant” cannabis grow-op Michael Kinraid, 33, was sentenced to 10 months of home detention and 300 hours of community work last week for his part in the weed-growing venture, according to Stuff . He had been charged with cultivating cannabis. The apartment in the student quarter of Dunedin had been rented out for $400 a week in March and a police search later that year revealed a weed-growing enterprise — complete with air-ventilation ducting systems, carbon filers and fans — in all four bedrooms. The roof space was even being used to germinate seeds, Stuff reports. New Zealand police ground annual aerial cannabis hunt Was New Zealand’s ‘no’ vote on cannabis legalization a result of misinformation? Don’t rely on weed laws to change student views: almost 93 per cent say the law doesn’t deter them A company owned by Kinraid’s father, called Scarfie Flats, manages about 30 apartments in and around Dunedin, located on New Zealand’s South Island. The company also owns a half-dozen properties in the student quarter. Police discovered 353 marijuana plants inside, which they estimated had the potential to produce more than $475,000 worth of cannabis, Stuff notes. Twenty-six-year-old Dylan Pattison, who rented the apartment, was earlier sentenced to two years and four month in jail, according to the New Zealand Herald . Pattison reportedly told the court that he initially planned on growing weed for his personal use, but “got greedy.” In sentencing Pattison, the judge noted his amazement at how much marijuana was inside the house and on its roof. “It sounds like people could’ve got high…

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