After the recent snowfall in West Yorkshire, the weather helped the police to find a large cannabis farm. Since the snowfall made all the area and the houses white, an ice-free roof cautioned the police about something bizarre.
The West Yorkshire police reported a confiscation near Arctic Street in Keighley, on Thursday, claiming that one of the houses lacks snow while others are covered by heavy snow. In addition, there were a strong smell of cannabis around the house.
The Police, noticed a large cannabis farm when they suspected a house and searched in it. They entered the distinct house and discovered 322 cannabis plants across four bedrooms and a cellar.
The two Keighley police officers posted some photos from the cannabis farm in their individual accounts. Police Constable (PC) Caroline Foster declared that some of the plants were as high as 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall.
“Whilst the snow has kept the burglars at bay it has also helped us in finding some rather large plants. Hmmm I wonder why there is no snow on your roof? 280+ plants seized from an address in Keighley today, some nearly 6ft tall” said Caroline Foster on her Twitter.
Whilst the snow has kept the burglars at bay it has also helped us in finding some rather large plants..
hmmm I wonder why there is no snow on your roof??
280+ plants seized from an address in Keighley today, some nearly 6ft tall with @WYP_PCSO143 @CravenWard49 #policingkeighley pic.twitter.com/ev2x2UzKj4
— PC Caroline Foster (@WYP_PC27FOSTER) March 1, 2018
PC James Butterfield claimed that they could be valued at up to £80,000. “So this is what we got up to! My size 10 boots came in handy for entry. Removing this filth from the streets is always great. Knowing that the morons responsible for it are £80k out of pocket is a Brucey bonus! #didntwedowell,” he said on Twitter, as cited by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
— Keighley (@WYP_Keighley) March 2, 2018
However, the two police officers have been criticized for tweeting the photos of the house in their individual accounts. They have been blamed for the embarrassing act. It has been considered as a kind of waste of police resources.
Help me understand why individual police officers need their own Twitter? Surely as law enforcement you should be rising above ‘venting’ to your followers. All this does is cause arguments between people online and the police.
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) March 2, 2018
What a waste of police time and resources when you could actually be helping people. I thought you guys were under funded and struggling to cope?
— T (@Meanfish2000) March 2, 2018
Some time from now you’ll feel very embarrassed about how proud you currently feel by enforcing these dated laws. I just hope it sooner rather than later.
— Jamie Jinkerson (@jamiejinkers) March 2, 2018