CANNABIS was discovered being secretly grown in a derelict barn near Rotherham after the elderly owner died.
Now the hunt is on for whoever is behind the rural drug operation after reports of more cannabis plants and equipment used to grow it being found in the lanes around Hooton Roberts.
A family member discovered 12 plants and hydroponics equipment at the farm after the woman who owned it died.
It is believed that the plants had been grown there without her knowledge as she had been confined to the farmhouse for some years.
A police spokesman said: “A number of dead or dying cannabis plants were found in a derelict barn at Manor Farm, Slade Hooton.
“Officers and YEDL arrived on scene to make sure the site was safe with regards to any electricity supply to the barn and approximately 12 plants were removed.
“The plants were located in the loft space of the barn.”
Now officers are now appealing for information about the rural drug growing operation.
Contact police by dialling 101 and quoting crime reference 264 of December 22.
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