U.K. cops find 1,500 cannabis plants in huge grow-op – The GrowthOp

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Both mature plants and saplings were discovered in multiple rooms of the property.

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Officers with the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in the U.K. this week discovered a huge illegal grow-op housing about 1,500 marijuana plants.

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According to Manchester Evening News, the illegal weed farm was found at a property in Prestwich. Beyond the 630 mature plants, 900 saplings were found. All plants were seized.

  1. Police estimate the grow to be worth £2 million pounds ($3.4 million).

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  3. The large-scale cannabis grow, which included 602 weed plants, was spread over eight rooms and four floors of the property. /

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A GMP spokesman noted that the hefty grow was spread across multiple rooms of the property.

The U.K. is no stranger to illegal grows filling vacated properties or spread across multiple rooms or storeys.

With regard to vacant buildings, a raid by the West Midlands Police this month revealed a sophisticated and extensive cannabis grow-op in a disused warehouse in Birmingham, U.K. Officers reported that it was among the largest-scale operations found in the area in recent months.

As for spread-out weed farms, Cumbria Police last fall discovered a massive grow with 1,646 cannabis plants filling 23 separate rooms.

For its part, the GMP has also seen its share of illegal cannabis operations. Just last week, officers busted a grow that was small in size  but posed a big threat to neighbours and the community because the power supply had been doctored.

Also this month, police confiscated about 300 plants from a building in Manchester city centre, with a 28-year-old man subsequently being arrested in connection with the discovery.

And just today, GMP executed a warrant related to Class A and B drugs, the latter including cannabis, and arrested two people.

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Using, possessing, making and selling drugs is illegal throughout the U.K., with the top penalty for supplying or producing cannabis being as long as 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.

A police investigation in connection with the latest cannabis find is continuing.

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