Police on Thursday arrested a 27-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of possessing illegal substances. Authorities received reports of a fire in the Sapporo apartment block at dawn. Upon entering the suspect's apartment, police found he had been renting it for the purpose of cultivating marijuana plants.
Police believe the reports of a fire were false and the identity of the caller is still unknown. At the time the report was received, the suspect was downstairs attending a barbecue on the balcony of another resident, police said. The man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing dried cannabis. Police also seized 145 marijuana plants found on the property.© News reports