Harry Potter star Jamie Waylett last week pleaded guilty to growing cannabis (weed, ganja, bhang). Waylett, who plays school bully Vincent Crabbe in the Potter franchise, was arrested in April for taking a photograph of two police officers as he drove past them. After confiscating his camera, officers discovered an image of cannabis plants.
Police visited the actor's flat in Kilburn in London and found about KShs. 260,000 worth of herbal cannabis plants.
In Westminster Magistrates' Court on July 16th last week, the 19-year-old pleaded guilty to growing 10 of the plants. His friend, who was arrested alongside Waylett, admitted possession of a knife and having 11 bags of cannabis after police discovered the items in a search of his car.
Growing cannabis carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison, but the Harry Potter star's lawyer pleaded with a judge not to send him to jail for the sake of his career.
Waylett will be sentenced tomorrow.