Cannabis-eating sheep munch through £4,000 in plants dumped in bag near farm

Seven bags containing the illegal drug were fly-tipped by Fanny's Farm, Surrey

Freddy Mayhew
Sunday 19 October 2014 11:57
Sheep on the Fanny's Farm munched on £4,000 worth of cannabis plants
Sheep on the Fanny's Farm munched on £4,000 worth of cannabis plants

Cannabis is known to leave its smokers feeling woolly-headed, but it seemed to have little effect on a flock of sheep who chomped their way through thousands of pounds worth of the drug.

The hungry hash-eaters came across seven black bags containing the class B banned substance that had been dumped at the edge of their farm in Merstham, Surrey, and started scoffing.

The fly-tipped plants, each about three-foot tall, had an estimated street value of £4,000 – police have just revealed.

Fanny’s Farm shop manager Nellie Budd told the Surrey Mirror: “My sheep weren't quite on their backs with legs in the air but they probably had the munchies.

”They haven't had any other side effects but I'll tell you about the meat next week.“

Recalling the incident, on Thursday, September 28, she said: ”My sheep being inquisitive had an interesting feast on it.

"At first I thought it was someone's hedgerow rubbish. I went down to get the bags so the sheep weren't eating black plastic.

”When I got there I realised it was a form of herbal cannabis plant. They were very strong in scent.“

The farm sits next to a road and footpath. Mrs Budd said had the fly-tippers gone 200 yards further they would have seen the farm shop, adding: “They probably didn't think anybody would find it.”

The remainder of the drug stash has since been removed by police and incinerated.

Det Con David Fair told the newspaper the dumping of the illegal plants had been “extremely irresponsible” and said police were “doing all we can” to find those responsible.

Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference number 45140081055, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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