A 15-year-old teenager walking near some train tracks in South Derbyshire made an interesting discovery when he happened upon nine carefully tended marijuana plants growing in a patch of soil in the corner of a field.

Situated in two rows — one with five plants, the other with four — there was a mesh metal structure around each of the well-watered plants and the cultivation site appeared to be neat and tidy.

The teen alerted his father who, in turn, reported the weed grow to police. Members of the Hilton, Mercia and Melbourne safer neighbourhood team responded to the scene.

Thankful, the police later tweeted: “Doesn’t matter where you try and hide it, we will find it. Thank you for the local intelligence.”

Officers have not identified the gardener, according to the Derby Telegraph, though the mesh structures have now been removed.

“No-one has been arrested, but we are keen to speak to anyone who knows anything about it,” the Derby Telegraph cites a police spokesperson as saying.

FILE: “The smell took us further into the wood where we were dumbfounded to find a nursery of nine large and 11 small cannabis plants being grown outdoors.” / Photo: Twitter, Nottinghamshire Police

/ Photo: Twitter, Nottinghamshire Police

News of mini weed gardens in plain sight have been popping up of late in the U.K. Just last month, police looking for children believed to be inhaling laughing gas in a woodland in Nottinghamshire found a small weed grow right in the open. The grow included nine large, each about waist-high, and 11 small cannabis plants.

Even after cannabis has been cultivated, smoking in U.K.’s public spaces is inspiring less-than-welcoming attention. This past June, residents in the west end of Leicester, U.K. bitterly complained about people using communal gardens to smoke cannabis during the evening.


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