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Hyderabad: Man arrested for growing marijuana in backyard.

Hyderabad: The Jawaharnagar police held a construction worker, Aiyaz Khan, 30 on charges of growing marijuana plants in his backyard at Malkaram on Thursday and seized about four kg of marijuana.
Police told the suspect had decided to become self-sufficient for his marijuana needs and had been nurturing them for self-consumption and distribution in his group of friends. Khan, who was staying in a rented house, was allegedly addicted to marijuana and for the last several months, was secretly growing the marijuana plants in his courtyard.

The plants, which had grown nearly seven feet, were providing him his regular diet of marijuana, police said, adding that following alert, a raid was conducted in the presence of Revenue officials.

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