Man jailed after uploading marijuana growing videos on YouTubeBy Mason White 10:27 AM August 28, 2013
By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with possession of illegal drugs related charges after he uploaded videos to the internet in which he showed a marijuana growing operation.
At trial, prosecutors said that in addition to the videos, Kyle Berry made other big mistakes that quickly led to his arrest.
Berry pleaded guilty to manufacturing a controlled drug. Prosecutors said that last fall, Berry posted several videos online, which showed a marijuana-growing operation in the basement of his Auburn, New Hampshire home.
“He was showing how to grow marijuana, how to configure it, what chemicals to use, and where he gets his seeds,” Rockingham County Assistant District Attorney Jerome Blanchard said. “He was very detailed about what he was doing,” he said.
Authorities were alerted to the videos and began to watch them. Finally, Berry made several mistakes. In one video, his face was reflected on a shiny surface. Blanchard said that there was other direct evidence identifying him.
“In a video dated October 17, 2012, the defendant showed a package he received from the United Kingdom containing marijuana seeds showing a Royal Mail postage stamp,” Blanchard said. “The package had the defendant’s name on it,” he added.
In court, Berry said he didn’t do it to make money. He said that he needed the drugs to control his pain,
“I did it because since I was 13-years-old, I’ve had 17 surgeries,” Berry said.