The cannabis factory found in a raid on a property on Mayals Green has been deemed too middle class for South Wales Police to deal with alone, it has emerged.
After successfully obtaining a warrant, Police from Gower and Townhill raided the property and arrested two men dressed in Gant shirts, light brown chino shorts and Timberland boating shoes.
Detective Inspector Pete Bowen said: “The operation isn’t like one we’ve encountered previously, so we’ve had to call in Surrey Police for support.
“There was a lot of cannabis growing in the property, but we didn’t anticipate we’d have to fight through the kale the suspects were also growing in order to find out how much was there.
“The soil was obviously organic and the lamps were solar powered because of the suspect’s fears about their carbon footprint. We have no idea if that actually impacts sentencing.
“In these sort of raids we usually we find drug paraphernalia littered around, but all we found here were seven bottles of M&S craft beer.
“Part of the reason I love my job so much is that I get to smash drug dealer’s doors in, but as we got out of the wagon we were spotted by the cleaner on the CCTV who proceeded to let us in and make us chai tea in nice china cups.
“It’s caught us completely off-guard and we have little idea whether we should punish them or send them a nice thank you note on John Lewis stationary.”
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