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article imageCannabis-growing couple gave profits to Kenyan village

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By Owen Weldon     Oct 18, 2012 in World
Little Sutton - A couple who ran a cannabis factory and gave away a lot of their fortune to poor African families and charities, have been jailed.
Michael Foster Foster, 62, and Susan Cooper, 63, made over $600,000 by growing hundreds of cannabis plants at their farmhouse during an operation that was going on for six years, according to Daily Mail.
However, the couple did not pocket all of the money. Instead, they spent a large portion of their profits on people in a Kenyan village. The money was used to pay for life-saving surgery, schooling for poor kids and computers for an eye hospital.
According to Guardian, the couple's farmhouse in Little Sutton was raided by police back in June 2010.
Prosecutor Jon Dee told the court that Mr Foster said that the operation started off as a hobby but then it turned into a business. Dee went onto say that the only reason why the couple got caught was because a police officer was chasing a burglar right by their home.
The officer detected the smell of cannabis coming from their home and that is when he found 159 cannabis plants.
According to BBC, the couple has now been jailed for three years, after they admitted to four charges of producing cannabis
The couple also admitted to a single offense of being in possession of criminal cash between 2004 and 2010.
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