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Alleged Pot Grower: I Was Trying to Help Aunt with Cancer

The Rockingham County Drug Task Force arrested Kyle Berry this week.

A local man charged with growing $16,000 worth of marijuana at his house reportedly defended his work on YouTube.

Kyle T. Berry, of 515 Bunker Hill Rd. in Auburn, was arrested by the Rockingham County Drug Task Force earlier this week. He was charged with manufacturing and possessing marijuana after police said he posted videos on YouTube chronicling his work.

On Friday, Berry posted comments on YouTube saying he wanted to help his aunt, who he said has cancer, according to the Union Leader.

"I'm not a drug dealer," Berry wrote, according to the UL. "All I wanted to do is help my aunt. I'm not a bad person, all I wanted to do is give my aunt a chance, and if not, at least make her comfortable."

Berry was released on $7,500 bail following his arrest.

Berry's YouTube videos were posted under the name "beginnergrowerktb1," according to a police report. Authorities said the "ktb" stood for Berry's initials. They were tipped off to the videos by an informant, according to the police report.

Berry doesn't directly show his face in the videos, but authorities said at one point his face can be seen in a wall reflection, according to the police report. Authorities said they compared the reflection to a booking photo of Berry from a previous arrest.

Police said he was growing marijuana strains nicknamed "Purple Cheese" and "Auto Chocolate Skunk," among others.

Berry told police he bought his growing equipment from Hydro 101 in Manchester and ordered marijuana seeds by mail from a place called "Herbies" in the United Kingdom, according to the police report.

Berry's alleged videos were removed from YouTube Saturday. The three-page police report can be found under "Photos."

FlyingTooLow January 13, 2013 at 02:16 PM
Why is 'big pharma' not being prosecuted? In 2009, 26,000 deaths from prescription medicines. Deaths caused by marijuana...not a single one in recorded history. Several years ago, I had surgery on my right shoulder. Pain medication was prescribed..."take one capsule every 4 hours." I took one capsule. I was down for over 20 hours. When I came to, I felt like I had been hit by a truck. The next time I felt discomfort, I smoked a small amount of marijuana ...pain gone, no after effects. I threw the pills out. Then I wrote: Shoulda Robbed a Bank My contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are. I would be honored by your review.
FlyingTooLow January 13, 2013 at 02:16 PM
The closest I have ever seen marijuana come to harming anyone was during an air drop. We brought in 1100 pounds from Jamaica and dropped it in a peanut field in middle Georgia. The bales were dropped from a small plane at 125 feet altitude. One of the bales, about 80 pounds, missed my compadre by only a few feet... but it surely messed up his truck. You can read about it in: Shoulda Robbed a Bank That is my contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are.
Kevin_Hunt January 13, 2013 at 03:54 PM
If it wasn't for Governor Lynch 'The Veto Grinch', growing marijuana in NH to help a cancer patient would have been a perfectly legit activity. I hope a jury nullifies this case! Tips for becoming a stealth juror: If you are called up to perform jury duty in a marijuana case, you will be asked by the prosecutor if you would convict someone for a marijuana offense. Say "Maybe if the prosecutor can make a good case". During jury deliberations, vote not guilty. Do not give a personal reason for voting not guilty; just say that you don't think that the prosecution proved its case. Your vote will result in a hung jury which will force the prosecutor to offer the defendant a better plea deal. If enough marijuana cases end in hung juries, prosecutors will not bother to try these cases. This strategy helped end alcohol prohibition.
lousie thomas January 29, 2013 at 10:27 AM
It’s hard to believe there are still places where marijuana growers and entrepreneurs are treated as major, dangerous criminals. http://bigbudsmag.com/grow/article/marijuana-growing-spannabis-cannabis-thc-high-times

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