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Sheep munch through £4,000 in cannabis plants dumped on farm

Sheep munch through £4,000 in cannabis plants dumped on farm

A flock of sheep maybe feeling woolly headed after eating thousands of pounds worth of cannabis that crooks dumped on their farm.

They were found stumbling and uneasy on their feet after munching seven bags worth of marijuana plants thrown on to Fanny’s Farm in Merstham, Surrey.

Farm shop manager Nellie Budd told the Surrey Mirror she had “no idea” where the mysterious marijuana came from.

“My sheep weren’t quite on their backs with legs in the air but they probably had the munchies,” she joked.

“They haven’t had any other side effects but I’ll tell you about the meat next week.”

A police drug squad was called in to investigate the dope discovery, and told Mrs Budd her flock had grazed on around £4,000 worth of the class B drug.

“My sheep being inquisitive had an interesting feast on it,” she said.

“At first I thought it was someone’s hedgerow rubbish. I went down to get the bags so the sheep weren’t eating black plastic.

“When I got there I realised it was a form of herbal cannabis plant. They were very strong in scent.”

Officers dutifully removed the stash of hash, telling Mrs Budd the drugs would be incinerated.

She added: “I have no idea how they got there. It’s right next to a road and the footpath is quite open. I’m putting two and ten together and getting 24.

“Maybe someone came off the motorway and straight into the middle of nowhere and saw the edge of our land.

“They probably didn’t think anybody would find it.

“If they’d gone 200 yards further they would have seen us [the shop].

“A policeman told me it was about £4,000 worth, so someone’s a little bit lighter in pocket.”

Mrs Budd added: “We told a few customers on the day, it was the highlight of our entertainment, telling them we came into a bit of money indirectly and told the police like good citizens.”

Investigating officer Detective Constable David Fair said: “It is extremely irresponsible for whoever dumped these illegal plants in this way.

“We are doing all we can to find out how the drugs came to be at the location and who is responsible for growing and discarding the plants.”

The remainder of the stash has since been removed by police and incinerated..