It certainly wasn’t the biggest drugs seizure Leicestershire Police has ever made, but it was surely one of the easiest. Officers in Newbold Verdon, near Market Bosworth, were called in after a villager left three cannabis plants visible to all on their windowsill.
The officers called at the house, were let inside and the plants were handed over. A social media post by the beat team for the Market Bosworth area stated: “We were able to gain a compliant entry, seize the plants and arrange for them to be destroyed.”
However, a number of people on Facebook compared the window sill collection to the drug empire of Al Pacino’s character in the film Scarface. He said: “Tony Montana apparently reconsidering his decision to relocate his operation to Market Bosworth.”
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Another said: “The war on drugs goes on. Should be time better spent on violent offenders.” Another added: “This is nothing to do with serious drug crime. It is for personal use, probably, for someone with a health condition to help the pain. So they don’t have to go to greedy drug sellers.”
But others were pleased to see the police nipping horticultural criminality in the bud. One wrote: “Thank you. Some people think this is not really worthwhile.
“I work with schools across the county and city and children and teenagers all too quickly end up in county lines. The evidence stacks up time and time again that so called low level drug use results in more serious criminality.”
One said: “Excellent. Every little catch helps. Clearly a few people here seem rather agitated by the police dealing with spacecadets. I wonder why.”
Another added: “Growing cannabis is against the law. And evidence tells us that so-called ‘small scale’ drug use is linked with other, more serious criminality.”
To see the full conversation on Facebook click here.