Council investigating cannabis in Wales floral displays

A local authority in Wales is trying to find out who put cannabis plants in public floral displays.

The large plant pots had been put out in Newport to brighten up the city, but officials were shocked to discover 20 of the illegal plants hidden in amongst the flowers.

By the time police had been informed, however, the plants had been harvested.

The council said it will be looking at CCTV of the areas to try and identify the culprits.

“It’s a serious issue and we will be informing the police and checking our CCTV cameras,” said a spokesperson.

Gwent Police said the fact that the plants had now gone was problematic.

“Now that the plants have apparently disappeared it’s difficult to determine whether they were in fact illegal cannabis plants or not and, if so, whether they had been deliberately planted for cultivation,” a spokesperson said....

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