Police found a cannabis farm in Salford – and got seriously sassy Officers from GMP Swinton discovered more than 100 cannabis plants during a raid in Salford
This is the scathing message from police after officers uncovered a cannabis farm in Salford.
More than 100 plants were found during the raid on the property.
Following the discovery, officers from GMP Swinton warned people of the lesser-known effects the drug can have, saying ‘it’s not just a spliff’.
The post, shared on Facebook on Saturday morning, detailed the impact cannabis has on crime.
It read: “Cannabis. Weed. Skunk or whatever else you want to call it. Misery is a good name. Because that is what it brings to so many local people who fall victim to crime in order for people to buy this stuff from the growers.
“Thieves smash our car windows, break into our sheds and ransack our homes just to buy this stuff.
“Thieves steal our phones right out of our hands in the street. Just to buy this stuff.
“Thieves break into our elderly family members’ homes and take their possessions. Just to buy this stuff.”
GMP Swinton said they’d been called to the property following reports of a ‘strong smell’, and reminded people how important it is to report anything suspicious to police.
They added: “Just that one call, that can be completely in confidence, can help carry on our fight to keep this stuff off our streets.
“It’s not ‘just kids having a spliff’.
“It is NOT the same stuff you smoked possibly in the 70s or 80s even, if you are a parent to older kids. It’s at least six times stronger we are informed, and the chemicals in it are highly harmful.
“It is leading to huge increases in health issues for young people in particular who seem to think ‘it’s just a spliff’. It is not.
“The chemicals poured onto it to force it to grow quicker, ensuring maximum profit are extremely harmful and toxic.
“You wouldn’t dream of drinking them. So why would you even consider smoking them and ingesting them into your lungs and on into your bloodstream and major organs?”
The post continued: “It’s just pure profit from the people that grow it. They won’t tell you its harmful. They won’t tell you about a family forced to sleep and live downstairs as their landlord is growing this stuff in their house with the threats of harming the children if they say anything.
“They won’t tell you how the kids go to school smelling of cannabis and developing skin problems and breathing problems from constant inhalation.
“They won’t tell you about the elderly person being threatened whilst they grow this stuff in their loft or garage.
“They won’t tell you how that old person doesn’t go out to buy fresh food for fear of losing their home.
“They won’t tell you. They just wont. And they don’t care. As long as they are alright. That’s all that matters.”
The officers added that two people were arrested as a result of Saturday’s raid.
They said the plants were seized and will be burned. The heating and lighting equipment will be crushed and recycled into ‘something far more useful like a dog poop bin in the park…’
They signed off the message: “It stinks in here right now. The officers will go home to their families stinking of it. But they will also go home with a big grin on their boat-race, knowing today was a good day. They made a difference out there. They put a big dent in the drug crime on Salford’s streets. And they will be back tomorrow to try and do it all over again.
“You mind how you go out there Swinton.
“The Five ‘O’ (and his drug buster mates).”