Just days after [article id="1616456"]pleading guilty to charges of growing marijuana[/article], "Harry Potter" star Jamie Waylett was sentenced in a London court to 120 hours of community service. Waylett, who plays Hogwarts bully Vincent Crabbe in all of the six films, was [article id="1608823"]originally busted in April[/article] for growing the plants in his mother's home.
According to Reuters, District judge Timothy Workman, speaking in front of the City of Westminster Magistrates Court, told the 20-year-old actor, "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," Workman added.
In April, Waylett and a friend were arrested after police searched a car he was riding in and discovered eight bags of marijuana and a knife. Police then raided his mother's home and found 10 marijuana plants. The cannabis was reportedly worth approximately $2,900 and was growing under hydroponic lights, next to a PlayStation console.
Waylett's friend, John Innis, who admitted to illegally possessing 11 bags of marijuana and a knife, was fined 500 pounds and sentenced to six weeks' custody in a young offenders' institution, according to Reuters.
In "Potter" lore, Crabbe is a dim-witted Slytherin student and one of Draco Malfoy's accomplices who assists with mischievous undertakings and generally intimidates classmates with his physical girth. Eventually he becomes a powerful wizard who is loyal to the nefarious Death Eaters.