Canadian grows weed to wipe off gambling debt
A Canadian who was busted
last year for growing marijuana in his basement to pay off
gambling debts is to be sentenced in two weeks.
The 35-year-old Trung
Trinh from the Regina province in Canada had set up a
sophisticated operation and growing almost 300 plants in his
basement. He lived with his wife and two children, however, none
of them had an access to the basement where the "agriculture"
was taking place.
Described as a good man
with a long time working history, Trinh plead guilty on Monday
and is expecting a light sentence from the court. Trinh started
gambling in the late 90's and soon wiped out all savings and
accumulated close to $40,000 in credit card debt due to his
gambling addiction. His plan was to grow the illegal drugs and
use the proceeds to pay-off his gambling debt, but in actuality,
left him with a huge power bill, ton of legal fees and possibly
some jail time.
This unfortunate event
comes to show us that gambling should always be about fun, and
to never leave more than your means at the casinos.