Support The Moscow Times!

Man Complains to Police About Stolen Marijuana Plants, Gets Sentenced for Growing Marijuana

A resident in Russia's Arkhangelsk region complained to police about his marijuana plants being stolen only to have a criminal case opened against him for illegally growing the plant.

Thirty-year-old Alexander Korotkov was found guilty of the charges on Monday and sentenced to 200 hours of community service, according to a statement published on the website of the regional prosecutors' office.

"After visiting the land, he discovered that 24 hemp plants planted by him had been cut away. Considering this to be the theft of his plants, Korotkov appealed to police with a complaint," the statement said.

The statement said Korotkov had begun growing marijuana plants in a patch of forestland over the summer. It was unclear how much land his marijuana garden covered.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more