|Grass: The sheep unwittingly tucked into thousands of pounds worth of the drug|
Cannabis-munching sheep left high as a kite after eating through £4,000 worth of drugs
Oct 17, 2014 20:18 By Alex Wellman
Stunned farm manager discovered her flock had come across bags of dumped cannabis and had started eating the drug leaving them stumbling around the field
A flock of sheep were left feeling a little woolly-headed after getting high feasting on the wrong sort of grass.
The animals began stumbling around after eating through thousands of pounds of cannabis dumped in their field.
Police revealed that seven bags of the intoxicating plant, worth around £4,000, were eaten by the sheep who had tucked into their illegal meal completely unaware.
Each of the plants was around three foot tall and the remnants of the stash was discovered at the edge of Fanny's Farm in Merstham, Surrey.
Farm manager Nellie Budd said she had no idea who had dumped the class B drugs in the field.
She said: "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."
Google Street ViewFanny's Farm in Markedge LaneDumped:
The drugs were dumped at Fanny's Farm in Surrey
"I have no idea how they got there. It's right next to a road and the footpath is quite open."
Officers soon turned up and took away the remainder of the drugs, after telling the stunned farm manager that her sheep had grazed on £4,000 of the drug.
Miss Budd said: "They haven't had any other side effects but I'll tell you about the meat next week."
Investigating officer Det Cons David Fair, Surrey Police, 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."
But police face a problem because the sheep munched their way through quite a lot of the evidence.