Dopey house seller caught with £20,000 cannabis factory when off-duty policeman came for a viewing

(Not very) BrightMove! Dopey house seller was caught with £20,000 cannabis factory in his garage when off-duty policeman came round for a viewing

  • The off-duty policeman was shown the Colchester property at the weekend
  • He tipped off police colleagues who raided the home on Monday 
  • The occupant ‘will be spoken to in relation to cannabis cultivation offences’ police said

A dopey house seller was caught growing £20,000 worth of cannabis in his garage after an off-duty police officer came round for a viewing.

The policeman was being shown around the Colchester property by an estate agent at the weekend when they came upon the weed factory in the garage.

The officer put a tip into colleagues from the Colchester community team who raided the property on Monday.

The team found £20,000 worth of cannabis growing in the garage, with police saying in a Facebook post on Monday that the occupant ‘will be spoken to in relation to cannabis cultivation offences’.

A dopey house seller was caught growing £20,000 worth of cannabis in his garage after an off-duty police officer came round for a viewing. The policeman was being shown around the Colchester property by an estate agent at the weekend when they came upon the weed factory in the garage

The officer put a tip into colleagues from the Colchester community team who raided the property on Monday. The team found £20,000 worth of cannabis growing in the garage, with police saying in a Facebook post on Monday that the occupant 'will be spoken to in relation to Cannabis Cultivation offences'

The officer put a tip into colleagues from the Colchester community team who raided the property on Monday. The team found £20,000 worth of cannabis growing in the garage, with police saying in a Facebook post on Monday that the occupant ‘will be spoken to in relation to Cannabis Cultivation offences’

‘Things you would never hear Kirstie and Phil saying on #LocationLocationLocation 

“Tip of the day: When trying to sell your house and your estate agent is bringing an off-duty Police officer for a viewing, Its probably best you remove your Cannabis Grow from your Garage…..” 

‘#youcouldntmakeitup,’ Essex Police – Colchester District wrote on Facebook.

Essex Police Colchester District revealed the find in a Facebook post that has been liked more than a thousand times

Essex Police Colchester District revealed the find in a Facebook post that has been liked more than a thousand times

Social media users could not believe the 'stupidity' of the house seller who did not think to dismantle his weed factory before letting viewers in

Social media users could not believe the ‘stupidity’ of the house seller who did not think to dismantle his weed factory before letting viewers in 

Some Facebook users joked that the product would now go to waste while others were desperate to know if the off-duty cop had put an offer in on the property

Some Facebook users joked that the product would now go to waste while others were desperate to know if the off-duty cop had put an offer in on the property

The post detailing the incident has been liked more than a thousand times with social media users in disbelief at the discovery and desperate to know one thing.

‘The question we all want to know is did they put an offer in?,’ Actual Radio in Colchester wrote under the post.

‘You can’t make it up! I bet the off-duty officer couldn’t wait to call that one in. Brilliant,’ Dave Johnson responded.

Other users were more concerned about the fate of the illicit product. 

‘About a week left on them until harvest…what a waste,’ one wrote.

‘I would have bought this house if the contents were included,’ another joked. 

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