Teen ‘Harry Potter’ actor arrested for marijuana production at home

April 8th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 8 (ANI): A teenage actor, who has appeared in all of the six Harry Potter films, has been arrested for growing a 2,000 pounds worth cannabis plantation in his bedroom.

A tip-off made drug squad officers to grab hold of Jamie Waylett, famed as bullying Hogwarts School pupil Vincent Crabbe in the wizard movies.

After stopping him and a friend in an Audi car, the police discovered eight bags of pot inside the vehicle.

Both boys were held at the scene on suspicion of drug possession.

The cops later raided his home-where he lives with his mum Theresa, two brothers and a sister-and seized ten mature cannabis plants valued at about 2,000 pounds, which were

The plants were growing under powerful hydroponic lights beside the actor’s DJ decks and a PlayStation.

Waylett was then arrested on suspicion of production of a Class B drug.

“It was a pretty significant find. We are concerned the drugs in the car were all bagged up and ready to go,” the Sun quoted a police source as saying.

The source added: “Work now needs to be done to establish how far down the line we are towards dealing.”

Waylett, who was earlier accused of snorting cocaine in 2006, refused to comment on the issue.

Scotland Yard has confirmed the two arrests.

A spokesman said: “Both men have been bailed until July pending further inquiries and tests on the substances.”

The maximum jail term for cannabis production is 14 years. For possession, it is a five-year stretch.

Waylett, a pal of fellow Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, will be seen in the latest Harry Potter instalment- ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ - which is out in July. (ANI)

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