SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

August 29, 2013

Man mistakenly posted pot videos with face, name


The Salem News

---- — AUBURN, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who inadvertently revealed his identity in anonymous online videos about his marijuana-growing operation has been sentenced to jail.

Police say Kyle Berry’s how-to-grow-marijuana videos on YouTube were posted anonymously last fall, but his face was reflected off a shiny surface and a package showed his name.

Berry, of Auburn, pleaded guilty to manufacturing a controlled drug.

Berry said he was growing the marijuana for his own use.

Judge Marguerite Wageling says she had a hard time believing that, but agreed with Berry’s lawyer that he was not a drug kingpin.

Berry was sentenced yesterday to a year in jail, with four months suspended.