A cannabis farm heated to a scorching 38°C (100°F) was raided by Sheffield police yesterday.
Officers found 500 marijuana plants hidden inside a terraced house in Page Hall on Saturday morning, Sheffield North East NPT (Neighbourhood Policing Team) reported.
As well as copious quantities of illegal plants, police executing a warrant found a thermometer with a reading of 38°C – hotter than the Moroccan city and toasty tourist destination of Marrakesh today.
The NPT posted: “Page Hall team feeling hot, hot, hot!
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“Not content with the glorious South Yorkshire weather, the Page Hall team went somewhere hotter than the sun – a cannabis factory.
“The heat inside was searing with a thermometer showing nearly 100°F. As is common with these farms the electricity had been bypassed and left in a dangerous condition. Not good when you are part of a row of terraces.”
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The team added: “We act on local intelligence, use modern technology and use both unorthodox and orthodox methods to detect these factories.
“If you are running a set-up in the area, the next knock you receive may be from us.”