Drug Agency Worker Caught Growing Dope

An employee of the Federal Drug Control Service faces eight years in prison for growing marijuana at his dacha, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The man, a driver for a logistics department at the agency, as well as an accomplice cultivated the drug for "personal use" at the Leningrad region residence, prosecutors said in a statement.

Last month, drug control agents confiscated "25 buckets" of marijuana from the home in the town of Babino-2, southeast of St. Petersburg, the statement said.

The driver's name was not disclosed, and authorities did not say how his colleagues found out about the crop.

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