|Topic:||Stone the bl**dy sheep, mate|
|Posted by:||Leslie Wilson|
|A little light relief on Saturday evening: |
A flock of sheep were left feeling rather woolly-headed after accidentally munching on thousands of pounds worth of cannabis plants.
The animals began stumbling about after getting high on seven bags of the intoxicating plant, which had been dumped in their field.
Police won’t be taking action against the sheep for tucking into their illegal meal, but are determined to catch the “irresponsible” crooks who grew and discarded the class B drug.
The £4,000 hoard of cannabis plants, each about 3ft tall, was found by the flock at the edge of Fanny’s Farm in Merstham, Surrey.
Farm shop manager Nellie Budd said: "My sheep being inquisitive had an interesting feast on it. They 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.
"At first I thought it was someone's hedgerow rubbish. I went down to collect 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."
Investigating officer Detective Constable David Fair said: "It is extremely irresponsible for whoever dumped these illegal plants in this way.
"We are doing all we can to find out how the drugs came to be at the location and who is responsible for growing and discarding the plants."
However, bringing the criminals to justice will be a challenge because the sheep chomped their way through quite a lot of the evidence.