Police walking drunk pensioner find huge cannabis farm in her loft

Police walking drunk pensioner find huge cannabis farm in her loft

A couple of pensioners were arrested after a huge cannabis farm was discovered in their loft by accident.

Police were helping the woman, 65, into her house because she was so drunk that people called for fear of her welfare.

When they got into the house in Heaton, Newcastle, they noticed the distinct aroma that weed (apparently) gives off so started asking questions.

Dated: 12/2/19 A cannabis farm was found in Heaton, Newcastle, after officers escorted a drunk woman back to her home. A 65-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man were arrested while growing equipment and 54 plants were seized. See North News story

Police noticed a distinctive smell that turned out to be a cannabis farm in the loft (Picture: North News)

Dated: 12/2/19 A cannabis farm was found in Heaton, Newcastle, after officers escorted a drunk woman back to her home. A 65-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man were arrested while growing equipment and 54 plants were seized. See North News story

They seized the plants and growing equipment and the couple, aged 69 and 65, were arrested (Picture: North News)

They found that it wasn’t just someone having a crafty joint, but a large stash of 54 plants and growing equipment stashed in their loft.

They arrested the woman and a man, 69, at the scene and the cannabis will be destroyed.

Inspector Julie Rana said: ‘The officers who responded to the initial call were primarily concerned about the welfare of the woman who was reported to be shouting in the street.

‘Their priority was to make sure she got home safely and that she was not intimidating any other members of the public in the area.

‘However, once inside they used their police officer instinct to sniff out criminal activity and seize what is quite a large home cannabis farm.

‘We know that there are mixed views on the production of cannabis and how seriously it should be taken by police but the reality is that it is an illegal drug.

‘Regardless of what people think about the effect of cannabis on society, we will seize and destroy any farms that we discover in our line of duty.’

Dated: 12/2/19 A cannabis farm was found in Heaton, Newcastle, after officers escorted a drunk woman back to her home. A 65-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man were arrested while growing equipment and 54 plants were seized. See North News story

All the equipment and cannabis will now be destroyed (Picture: North News)



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