Hey, I got my ass busted solidly and went to chookie for my shenannigans on here. I eventually got off with a R800 fine.. The piggies always get majorly amped when they make a bust, using words like "drug lab" "Syringes" and all sorts of scary shit.
Once its out of the arresting officers excited and heavy hands, it gets passed to a magistrate who was not present for the investigation/bust and does not share the piggies passion. It will then turn out that the "Drug Lab" Was actually a green house and the "syringes" were tinctures for the sick. The magistrate will not be so excited and hand down a fine/probabtion. First time, non violent female offenders aint gonna mung don't worry.
When I got bust it was a huge deal to the pigs involved, 30 indoor plants, equipment, bud etc. They were convinced I was going away for a long time for drug manufacture and distribution.
When I stood in front of the magistrate she was like "You have been found guilty of growing dagga plants and having dagga in your posession, R800 fine and please don't waste the courts time again sir"
Chill out okes.
If I can give some advice on being busted, and trust me I have been there before, make sure your setup is modest, you can have 30+ plants, but make sure its just lights, pots, fans and some nutes. Don't go crazy making it too high tech keep it simple. A 'Sprinkler" or complex irrigation systems/cctv/too much environmental controll can mean the difference between 30 years and a fine.. Or some Dagga plants and a drug lab linked to international cartels..
Some may say I'm an outspoken tool, but I know the risks of this, but I refuse to live like a coward for what I believe in.