Pair caught growing hash in cellar

An Upper Austrian couple stand accused of having cultivated marijuana for over 10 years.Police searched the Vöcklabruck flat of the 42-year-old man and his 51-year-old girlfriend after having received an anonymous tip-off.The suspects admitted having grown the banned substance in the basement. Reports have it that they have been selling the drug to addicts for more than 10 years.The hashish confiscated by police officers had a street sale value of around 6,000 Euros. Officials decided not to put the accused in custody, while prosecutors have started dealing with the case.The Federal Institute for Health announced last week that between 30 and 40 per cent of Austrians aged between 20 and 24 have smoked marijuana at least once in their lives.