NH man sentenced, posted pot vids with face, name

3:02 PM, Aug 27, 2013   |    comments
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AUBURN, N.H. -- A New Hampshire man who inadvertently revealed his identity in anonymous online videos about his marijuana-growing operation has been sentenced to jail.

"Showing how to grow it, how to set it up, what chemicals he uses, where he gets his seeds," said Assistant Rockingham County Attorney Jerome Blanchard.

"He's very detailed about how he is doing it."

Authorities were tipped off to the videos and began watching them. Eventually, Berry made several mistakes.

In one video, his face was reflected off a shiny surface. Blanchard said there was other direct evidence identifying him.

"In a video dated Oct. 17, 2012, the defendant showed a package received from the United Kingdom containing marijuana seeds that shows the postage from the Royal Mail," Blanchard said. "The package has the defendant's name on it."

Berry, of Auburn, pleaded guilty to manufacturing a controlled drug.

WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/17jV8rD) Berry said he was growing the marijuana for his own use.

Judge Marguerite Wageling says she had a hard time believing that, but agreed with Berry's lawyer that he was not a drug kingpin.

Berry was sentenced Tuesday to a year in jail, with four months suspended.

Associated Press

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