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We’ve all heard of some pretty sophisticated attempts at hiding a cannabis grow, from the back room of a castle to growing it in the middle of a flower display in London. A man in Lancashire has been jailed for 12 months for a cannabis grow operation in which a A two tonne shipping container had been lowered into the ground and reached via a ladder beneath a wooden board in the shed above and disguised with adjacent overgrown vegetation.

The police found the grow by chance when they had called round to man’s house about a suspected stolen caravan. inside the bunker they found about 8 grands worth of cannabis plants, and that he’d been stealing electricity to power the grow op.

A report from the trial reads as follows:

Ben Jones, prosecuting, said police arrived at the premises on July 2 last year investigating a stolen caravan but while there found the cannabis farm, which was beneath a shed under a trap door, down a ladder and behind a secured metal door.

Inside the 20 foot by eight foot container was a ventilation shaft, a water system and electricity to power units and the owner’s fingerprints were found on some of the electrical equipment.

In his bedroom was a monitor for a CCTV system covering the whole premises which Gallagher claimed was to protect them from local gypsies and guard the crop.

Two dogs feared to be aggressive were seized by police during the raid.

He was found not guilty of handling a stolen caravan after the prosecution offered no evidence.

Pretty impressive grow, but it still shows that luck is probably the most important thing when it comes to not getting caught growing cannabis.

June 07, 2016 by Gareth Arnold

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