Firefighters called to blaze that sparks discovery of two unrelated illegal grow-ops

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Efforts by Spanish firefighters to knock down a blaze in a small town near the coastal city of Baix Llobregat not only proved successful but also helped to stub out two large, illegal and separate cannabis grow-ops on the same street. Both weed plantations were hidden inside separate homes just 100 metres apart in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, local officers with the National Police discovered earlier this week, notes a translation of the police statement . In all, 2,270 weed plants weighing 200 kilograms were found after the fire had been doused and police were called to the scene. Investigators also discovered equipment used for growing and treating cannabis crops. Lofty cannabis ‘tree’ no more after being found by police After a man died from inhaling psychedelic toad venom, a Spanish porn actor has been charged with manslaughter Bogus goods mailed to Ireland turned out to be $55,800 worth of weed from Canada and the U.S. Pointing out that there was “no relationship between” the two grow-ops, both have since been dismantled, the police report. “One of the plantations was installed in an occupied house and the other was exploited by its owner who, ‘in view of the success of the business, decided to hire a company to expand the illegal hook-up of electricity’,” the police statement notes. Neighbours alerted emergency services to the blaze, which the police say was the result of overloading the electrical network. Residents in the area had filed several complaints to the utility about repeated supply drops. The complaints raised the suspicions of police. Both illegal hook-ups were to the general connection, “which suggested narcotics were being cultivated inside,” the statement notes. The incident is not a first, of course. Firefighters have identified illegal grows on a number of occasions, including in Scotland , in…

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