DOPEY prison guards unwittingly allowed a convicted drug dealer to grow cannabis in his cell – and even decorate one 4ft plant as a CHRISTMAS TREE.
Gold-toothed Mohamed Jalloh, 28, convinced jail staff that his super-powerful skunk crop was really tomato plants.
He grew it for at least five months while unsuspecting officers and bosses admired his green fingers. And he got so cocky he put festive decorations on one to brighten up his cell at Verne Prison in Portland, Dorset.
Eventually he was grassed up by a jealous inmate – and guards then identified the plants using Google snaps.
A source said: “You could see the plants from the grounds as his cell looks on to the education department and communal outside area. They were on show for the world to see.”
Jalloh, of Brent, North London, is serving eight years for supplying Class A drugs. An inquiry is underway at the Category C prison.
By BRIAN FLYNN