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Conditional sentence in Nelson drug case

A man convicted by a jury of growing marijuana was sentenced in Nelson Friday. - Nelson Star file photo
A man convicted by a jury of growing marijuana was sentenced in Nelson Friday.
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A Nelson man convicted by a jury of growing pot in his basement has received a one-year conditional sentence.

Eduardo Andreas Novella de Cubas will not have to serve jail time if he abides by conditions imposed Friday by Judge Joel Groves. He also received a 10-year firearms ban and was ordered to pay a $100 victim surcharge.

A jury found Novella de Cubas guilty of production and possession of marijuana after one day of deliberation last October. His stepson, who faced the same charges, was acquitted.

The three-day trial heard 154 plants were seized after a search warrant was executed on a Latimer Street home on March 4, 2010.

Novella de Cubas testified in his own defence and claimed the basement grow-op actually belonged to an extended family member.

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