Snowless roof despite wintry conditions tips off police to illegal cannabis farm

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Amidst a sea of snow-covered roofs in Erdington, U.K., local police constables patrolling the area on Jan. 6 grew suspicious when they saw one roof had no snow at all, not even a dusting. Electrical fire in illegal grow-op draws police attention Brush fire sparks discovery of illicit cannabis grow and charges for West Virginia man Fire breaks out at a barn in Northumberland County revealing an illicit cannabis grow-op Recognizing this as a sign of a possible cannabis grow-op inside, they decided to enter the property. Their hunch paid off with the discovery of a cannabis factory complete with drying racks full of weed, according to the Birmingham Mail . Sub-zero temperatures overnight resulted in snow falling in several areas across Birmingham and the Black Country. Snow was expected to continue over the next couple of days. “Thanks to the snow today NTF3 were able to find a cannabis grow in #Erdington when officers noticed it wasn’t settling on the properties (sic) roof,” notes a police tweet . Dutch police had a similar experience almost six years ago when they discovered a cannabis grow after witnessing no-show snow on the roof of a property. Last year, the Northamptonshire Police issued landlords tips for spotting cannabis factories, emphasizing that community intelligence is critically important in identifying these illegal operations. Some of those signs include curtains and windows closed and drawn, even in hot weather; smells coming from the address that could indicate cannabis is being grown; light coming from roof spaces or leaking through the building in odd places; sounds of fans constantly running; rubbish bags full of garden related waste and condensation on the windows. The Merseryside Police add to that list to watch for heat from an adjoining property and birds gathering on a roof in cold weather.…

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