Harry Potter Actor Sentenced for Growing Pot

07/21/2009 at 08:50 AM EDT

Harry Potter Actor Sentenced for Growing Pot
Jamie Waylett
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Jamie Waylett, an actor who stars in the Harry Potter movies, has been ordered to 120 hours of community service after pleading guilty that he grew 10 marijuana plants at his mother's home north of London.

In a 15-minute hearing Tuesday, Judge Timothy Workman passed sentence – deciding against jail time for the 20-year-old, as the jurist was satisfied that the cultivation was "small scale." He added that Waylett was essentially a man of "good character" and had cooperated with authorities, reports Britain's Press Association.

Waylett plays school bully Vincent Crabbe in the movies, including the latest box-office sensation, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Simon Perry

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