Harry Potter Actor Sentenced For Growing Marijuana

Jamie Waylett apologised to fans after being sentenced.Jamie Waylett apologised to fans after being sentenced.A Harry Potter actor has been told to carry out community service after he admitted growing cannabis plants in his mother’s north-west London home.

Jamie Waylett, who plays bully Vincent Crabbe in the film series, pleaded guilty to growing 10 cannabis plants in tents at the Kilburn house.

Waylett, 20, was ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work by Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

He was arrested after police found pictures of the plants on his camera.

Police seized the camera after he was arrested for taking a picture of officers as he and his friend John Innis, 20, drove past, the court was told.

When police searched Mr Waylett’s mother’s home they found the 10 cannabis plants.

Waylett, from Kilburn, played a sidekick of villain Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.

Sophisticated system

Sentencing him, District Judge Timothy Workman said: “Mr Waylett, I accept that the cultivation of this cannabis was on a small scale, and this was not in any way a commercial venture on your part.

“Nevertheless you used a sophisticated growing system to do so.

“I give you credit for pleading guilty at the earliest opportunity, your co-operation with police and the fact that you are, until now, a man of good character.”

Leaving the court, Waylett said: “I extend my sincere apologies to the producers, cast and crew and all at Warners and most especially to all Harry Potter fans.”

‘Sorry and remorseful’

Waylett and Innis were stopped under the Terrorism Act in Lodge Road, St John’s Wood, west London, after the actor took a photograph of a police patrol.

Police found a lock-knife and eight small bags of herbal cannabis in Innis’ car. Three further bags of cannabis were found at his home in Mays Lane, Barnet.

Innis, who admitted possessing a knife and 11 bags of cannabis, was sentenced to six weeks’ custody in a young offenders’ institution and fined £500.

Speaking for Innis and Waylett, solicitor Cheryl Rudden said: “If I may emphasise that they are both extremely sorry and remorseful for what they have done and certainly would seek to be setting an example.”

Waylett had received a police reprimand and two warnings between 2001 and 2005 while Innis received a police reprimand in 2003. No details of the incidents were given in court.

– Article from BBC News.



  1. Adimus on

    Well I guess so much for “could face up to 14 years”. Seems like a pretty good deal for him. Kinda crappy for Innis though.

    Does this mean his mom was cool with him growing in the house? Cuz that would’ve been pretty sweet when I was a kid. I would’ve even promised not to take any pictures! lol

  2. Sadman on

    Am I the only one who reacts to this? :
    “Waylett and Innis were stopped under the Terrorism Act in Lodge Road, St John’s Wood, west London, after the actor took a photograph of a police patrol.”

    Wtf is wrong with Britain when you get arrested for photographing the servants of the law?! Arrested under the TERRORIST ACT!!
    Dangerous terrorist this stoner-actor…Lord knows how many innocent people he was about to kill with that weed of his. And worst of all…HE TOOK A PHOTOGRAPH! Can’t have that now, can we?…

    It makes me sick to see what is happening with the western countries. Time for an up-rise anyone?

  3. Anonymous on

    but if it was you
    same thing, except not an actor

    would you get a different sentence ?

    why does the machine think this is spam

  4. Anonymous on

    I think the judge has shown a great open mindedness in this case and the sentence is very equitable in view of the fact that 10 cannabis plants were grown and this is Great Britain
    which is known for rather severe laws regarding marijuana.
    This is great news for me not so much because I am a fan of Harry Potter but rather because I was concerned for this young fellow and thought at first that he would be very severely punished ie:years in prison.
    So all is well that end’s well for him.I’m happy

  5. Anonymous on

    Yeah i agree, you or I could be facing jail time for this.

  6. Anonymous on

    10 plants and 120 hours sounds like gravy to me, compared to if this was some hippy getting busted.

    And the kid had individual small amounts of marijuana? Seems as though that is for trafficking.