LONDON — British police say an elderly couple unwittingly grew a monstrous cannabis plant in their yard after buying what they thought was an innocuous green bush at a flea market.
Police in Bedford, a commuter town 55 miles from central London, posted a picture of a luxuriant cannabis plant growing as tall as the fence in what appeared to be someone’s back yard.
In a message posted to Twitter Friday the force said the plant had been “seized today.”
“Elderly couple bought shrub at car boot sale, tended carefully — biggest cannabis plant we had seen!!” the message said.