Police stunned by elderly couple’s huge cannabis plant

Bedford police posted this photo of the bush on Twitter, described as the “biggest cannabis plant” we’ve seen

London (CNN) – from October 7, 2012 – British police have decided not to press any charges against the elderly couple who had been unknowingly cultivating a huge cannabis plant in their garden.

The plant was seized Monday in Bedfordshire, central England. The police later posted a picture on Twitter with comments: “Elderly couple bought shrub at car boot sale,” adding that it was the “biggest cannabis plant we had seen!!”

The police picture posted on Twitter shows a fully grown shrub with thick foliage in the front garden.

A police spokeswoman told CNN: “The plant was mistakenly bought by the elderly couple. We will not be pressing any charges. We have seized it and will dispose it.” She also said that unlike what has been reported in some newspapers there was no “raid.”‘ “The property was not raided,” she said.

The police tweet, however, led to many comical reactions including on newspapers sites that carried the story. A Mail Online reader commented: “Don’t buy ‘pot’ plants at car boot sales! Simples.”

Cannabis is classified as a Class B drug in Britain under the Misuse of Drugs Act. The maximum penalty for supplying or producing cannabis is 14 years imprisonment and/or unlimited fine.

One thought on “Police stunned by elderly couple’s huge cannabis plant

  1. “Cannabis is classified as a Class B drug in Britain under the Misuse of Drugs Act. The maximum penalty for supplying or producing cannabis is 14 years imprisonment and/or unlimited fine.”
    What are the penalties for murder , rape , pedophilia , violence ?
    How many pot heads are doing more time than murderers ?

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