A couple in Spain were arrested after police discovered a 16-foot-tall cannabis plant in their garden.
Police officers had to break the plant into pieces due to the extreme height of it so that they could take it away and dispose of it.
After someone reported the recognisable scent that came from the house, police obtained a search warrant for the property, which is located in Molina de Segura, southeastern Spain and police then found that the tree had “grown to first-floor level and was nearly three times as high as the officers.”
A Spanish police spokesperson said, “The tree was measured before it was cut up and was found to be five metres high (16.4ft high) and around the same width. The smell was a definite give-away but officers were still pretty shocked when they saw for themselves just how large the plant was. More than a plant, it was a tree”.
“Normally individual officers can take away two or three cannabis plants at a time during confiscations but it was impossible on this occasion.”
The details of the individuals who were arrested — a man and a woman — were not released, nor were their nationalities. It is suspected that they were released on bail ahead of their day in court.