A local man charged with growing $16,000 worth of marijuana at his house reportedly defended his work on YouTube.
Kyle T. Berry, of 515 Bunker Hill Rd. in Auburn, was arrested by the Rockingham County Drug Task Force earlier this week. He was charged with manufacturing and possessing marijuana after police said he posted videos on YouTube chronicling his work.
On Friday, Berry posted comments on YouTube saying he wanted to help his aunt, who he said has cancer, according to the Union Leader.
"I'm not a drug dealer," Berry wrote, according to the UL. "All I wanted to do is help my aunt. I'm not a bad person, all I wanted to do is give my aunt a chance, and if not, at least make her comfortable."
Berry was released on $7,500 bail following his arrest.
Berry's YouTube videos were posted under the name "beginnergrowerktb1," according to a police report. Authorities said the "ktb" stood for Berry's initials. They were tipped off to the videos by an informant, according to the police report.
Berry doesn't directly show his face in the videos, but authorities said at one point his face can be seen in a wall reflection, according to the police report. Authorities said they compared the reflection to a booking photo of Berry from a previous arrest.
Police said he was growing marijuana strains nicknamed "Purple Cheese" and "Auto Chocolate Skunk," among others.
Berry told police he bought his growing equipment from Hydro 101 in Manchester and ordered marijuana seeds by mail from a place called "Herbies" in the United Kingdom, according to the police report.
Berry's alleged videos were removed from YouTube Saturday. The three-page police report can be found under "Photos."