Location, location, location: House-hunting, off-duty officer was in exactly the right spot to find… an illegal weed grow

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The U.K.’s Essex Police had some cheeky advice after an off-duty officer on the hunt for a new home discovered an illegal cannabis grow-op inside the garage of the house he was viewing on the weekend. “Tip of the day: When trying to sell your house and your estate agent is bringing an off-duty Police officer for a viewing, its probably best you remove your Cannabis Grow from your Garage…,” notes the finger-wagging, tongue-in-cheek tweet posted Monday , complete with the hashtag, youcouldntmakeitup. Should living in a former drug factory be a concern? Apparently not, as old grow-op site sells for $76K over asking price These illicit cannabis growers tried — and failed — to keep up with the Joneses, say police Toronto location scout asks owners what they do to be able to afford such great, big homes Predictably, the officer reported what the police call a “fairly large cannabis grow,” prompting members of the Colchester community team to execute a warrant on Feb. 15. It is estimated that the cannabis plants growing the garage are worth approximately £20,000 ($35,200) Beyond the discovery, the “occupant will be spoken too in relation to cannabis cultivation offences,” the tweet states. It’s not the first time homeowners with weed grows, big or small, have been on the business side of a police raid. In 2019 , the home of a couple in B.C. was raided after their garden was part in a local garden and art tour. An estimated 70 members of the public, including, the owner believes, the officer, saw the display that included fruit, flowers and three cannabis plants nestled among the foliage. There have also been incidents involving decidedly proud plant owners where a green thumbs-up quickly turned green thumbs-down. These included two massive cannabis “tree” discoveries: one in…

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