A marijuana farm that four Icelanders were preparing near Djúpavogur was nipped in the bud by police.
The growing operation was not your typical homegrowing set up. It is estimated that up to 600 plants would be raised there, grown in a hydroponic farm.
The four who had rented the land and invested in the construction of the farm, Vísir reports, were sentenced to six months in jail, suspended.
The leaders of the operation pleaded their case to the judge, saying that at first they intended to grow tomatoes. Then they decided marijuana would be more lucrative. Then they felt guilty about growing marijuana, and shut the operation down. They intended instead to look into the tourist industry.
While only 16 plants were found on the farm, the judge believed that operations had not been halted, and that a major growing operation had been planned.