Cannabis found 'growing wild' in Wycombe woodland

Cannabis found 'growing wild' in Wycombe woodland

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Officers find cannabis being 'grown wild' in Wycombe woodland

Officers find cannabis being 'grown wild' in Wycombe woodland

Officers find cannabis being 'grown wild' in Wycombe woodland

Officers find cannabis being 'grown wild' in Wycombe woodland

Officers find cannabis being 'grown wild' in Wycombe woodland

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CANNABIS was found 'growing wild' in public woodland by police officers on a routine patrol in High Wycombe.

Police Community Support Officers discovered gardening equipment and 76 cannabis plants in a meshed-off area of land off Abbey Barn Road.

Officers say they believe the drugs were deliberately planted and were being cultivated.

Inspector Michael Morland said: “Horticulture is usually described as a relaxing hobby, but it appears our green fingered suspects have been nurturing the wrong kind of plant - an illegal class B plant.

“Spades, protective mesh and other equipment were found at the location. It is clear that cannabis had been planted and was growing wild, and some time and effort has been put into growing these plants.

“It is unusual for cannabis to be grown outside, as on most occasions it is grown out of the public’s view.

“To reassure residents my team have dug up the plants and destroyed them, and an investigation has been launched.

“We believe the suspects are local, with a good knowledge of the layout of the area; they have most probably tended these plants on repeated occasions.”

The officers were on patrol in the area when they noticed three men exiting the shrubland at about 4pm on Friday.

The PSCOs spoke briefly to two of the men at the scene, while the third fled.

On further investigation, the officers discovered the plants and took them away to be destroyed.

The men were seen getting into a white car – believed to be a Vauxhall Astra – and driving towards Daws Hill and Flackwell Heath direction.

Police said all three men are white and were wearing grey tracksuit bottoms.

Two of the men had distinctive tattoos on the right side of their necks, one was wearing a blue hooded top and the other had a blue jacket on.

Insp Morland added: “I want to make it clear that the production and cultivation of cannabis is illegal. It is linked to serious health implications and is often linked to other serious criminal activity.

“I am urging members of the public who can provide any information on the identities of these men to please make contact with my team.

“I would also like to appeal directly to the three men to make contact with us and assist with our enquires.

“There is confidential help and support for drug addiction that can be found at www.talktofrank.com

Contact police on the 101 non-emergency enquiry line or, alternatively, the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 with any information.

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12:12pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

So not growing wild but growing in the middle of the woods... or were the police wild about it growing in the woods.
So not growing wild but growing in the middle of the woods... or were the police wild about it growing in the woods. Mr Totterdge Hill
  • Score: 5

1:14pm Mon 24 Mar 14

CVF420 says...

The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF)
CVF Media Team
facebook.com/cvf420
The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team facebook.com/cvf420 CVF420
  • Score: 15

3:18pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Gravy 420 says...

Serious health implications. .. such as curing cancer
Serious health implications. .. such as curing cancer Gravy 420
  • Score: 11

3:47pm Mon 24 Mar 14

BucksComment says...

If you go down to the woods today.......
If you go down to the woods today....... BucksComment
  • Score: 9

4:53pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Dr Martin says...

Gravy 420 wrote:
Serious health implications. .. such as curing cancer
not proven dear boy, that would be like me saying cannabis "causes" schizophrenia
a possibility yes but not proven beyond doubt
[quote][p][bold]Gravy 420[/bold] wrote: Serious health implications. .. such as curing cancer[/p][/quote]not proven dear boy, that would be like me saying cannabis "causes" schizophrenia a possibility yes but not proven beyond doubt Dr Martin
  • Score: 3

9:08pm Mon 24 Mar 14

discerner says...

As I understand the situation cannabis can kill cancer cells in many cancers{not all cancers}. However during the treatment process the cancer could spread some where else in the body therefore the same treatment would be used to kill off the cancer spread. Off course the cancer may not spread.

Therefore my assumption would be that cannabis does not cure cancer,but it may be better for many people than orthodox cancer treatments.
As I understand the situation cannabis can kill cancer cells in many cancers{not all cancers}. However during the treatment process the cancer could spread some where else in the body therefore the same treatment would be used to kill off the cancer spread. Off course the cancer may not spread. Therefore my assumption would be that cannabis does not cure cancer,but it may be better for many people than orthodox cancer treatments. discerner
  • Score: 7

10:30pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Lucky Eddie says...

" It is clear that cannabis had been planted and was growing wild, and some time and effort has been put into growing these plants."

What a complete contradiction and typically low standard of reporting we've come to expect. These plants were clearly cultivated and not wild in the slightest. The idiots growing them clearly have no idea what they are doing as these plants would never yield a harvest in our climate in a woodland and if the police can't wander around the local pubs and find these neck tattooed low-lifes then there is no hope for any of us.
" It is clear that cannabis had been planted and was growing wild, and some time and effort has been put into growing these plants." What a complete contradiction and typically low standard of reporting we've come to expect. These plants were clearly cultivated and not wild in the slightest. The idiots growing them clearly have no idea what they are doing as these plants would never yield a harvest in our climate in a woodland and if the police can't wander around the local pubs and find these neck tattooed low-lifes then there is no hope for any of us. Lucky Eddie
  • Score: -9

12:04am Tue 25 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

“To reassure residents my team have dug up the plants and destroyed them, and an investigation has been launched.


Phew!

What a relief - that’s reassured me now!
[italic] “To reassure residents my team have dug up the plants and destroyed them, and an investigation has been launched. [/italic] Phew! What a relief - that’s reassured me now! Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 18

12:05am Tue 25 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Gravy 420 wrote:
Serious health implications. .. such as curing cancer
I'm sure that's why the tattooed blokes were growing it.
[quote][p][bold]Gravy 420[/bold] wrote: Serious health implications. .. such as curing cancer[/p][/quote]I'm sure that's why the tattooed blokes were growing it. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 1

1:18am Tue 25 Mar 14

buftonp13 says...

CVF420 wrote:
The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF)
CVF Media Team
facebook.com/cvf420
Couldn't of said it better myself! Also people who do smoke rarely have a choice of what they can get, most the time it would be strong skunk, as that produces the most money per crop so dealers would smoke more money from growing/ selling strong skunk. Let's say on a "school" night most people would rather smoke bud which isn't so strong and leave the "chronic" till the weekend. If it was like Holland smokers would have a choice of what they can buy and instead of having to smoke strong skunk all the time they would have a choice.
[quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team facebook.com/cvf420[/p][/quote]Couldn't of said it better myself! Also people who do smoke rarely have a choice of what they can get, most the time it would be strong skunk, as that produces the most money per crop so dealers would smoke more money from growing/ selling strong skunk. Let's say on a "school" night most people would rather smoke bud which isn't so strong and leave the "chronic" till the weekend. If it was like Holland smokers would have a choice of what they can buy and instead of having to smoke strong skunk all the time they would have a choice. buftonp13
  • Score: -6

1:22am Tue 25 Mar 14

buftonp13 says...

Lucky Eddie wrote:
" It is clear that cannabis had been planted and was growing wild, and some time and effort has been put into growing these plants."

What a complete contradiction and typically low standard of reporting we've come to expect. These plants were clearly cultivated and not wild in the slightest. The idiots growing them clearly have no idea what they are doing as these plants would never yield a harvest in our climate in a woodland and if the police can't wander around the local pubs and find these neck tattooed low-lifes then there is no hope for any of us.
They would produce a yield , not much but I think they will be very disappointed when they roll a fat one up and nothing happens lol
[quote][p][bold]Lucky Eddie[/bold] wrote: " It is clear that cannabis had been planted and was growing wild, and some time and effort has been put into growing these plants." What a complete contradiction and typically low standard of reporting we've come to expect. These plants were clearly cultivated and not wild in the slightest. The idiots growing them clearly have no idea what they are doing as these plants would never yield a harvest in our climate in a woodland and if the police can't wander around the local pubs and find these neck tattooed low-lifes then there is no hope for any of us.[/p][/quote]They would produce a yield , not much but I think they will be very disappointed when they roll a fat one up and nothing happens lol buftonp13
  • Score: 1

12:59pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Fit2drop says...

The detective in me says why not leave there, set up a motion activated camera, and bingo, an easy collar.
I know its not crime of the century but the Rozzers think its big enough to give a generic description of a bloke with a tattoo and a blue jacket, that should have the phone ringing off the hook.
The detective in me says why not leave there, set up a motion activated camera, and bingo, an easy collar. I know its not crime of the century but the Rozzers think its big enough to give a generic description of a bloke with a tattoo and a blue jacket, that should have the phone ringing off the hook. Fit2drop
  • Score: 3

1:24pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

Fit2drop wrote:
The detective in me says why not leave there, set up a motion activated camera, and bingo, an easy collar.
I know its not crime of the century but the Rozzers think its big enough to give a generic description of a bloke with a tattoo and a blue jacket, that should have the phone ringing off the hook.
Then again, The Police needs the public to their job for them. Always asking for information, always 10 steps behind and always he last ones on the scene. The PCSOs actually confronted the likely suspects coming out of the location. but only had a brief chat and did not raise an eyebrow when one of them fled !!!! They could not be even clever enough to note down the descriptions let alone go and investigate what the men were up to in the woods ! There was a a white Vauxhall Astra involved but the PCSOs did not think to at least note down the registration despite a person of interest fleeing minutes before ?
Now the Police is urging those 3 men to hand themselves in .... Those men must be laughing their heads off, high in the sky as to what is being asked of them. It is like there is a law in place that indicates that after you commit a crime or are maybe of interest into an incident then ou mus hand yourself in !!! HAHA ! The Police is urging the public also to come forward with information... Well I would like some information from them first... Why did the PCSOs not do their job ? Why are you always the last one at the scene? Why should we do your job whilst your authority is the one getting paid and increasing our taxes year on year but it is us who suffer the crimes and fear the most ?
[quote][p][bold]Fit2drop[/bold] wrote: The detective in me says why not leave there, set up a motion activated camera, and bingo, an easy collar. I know its not crime of the century but the Rozzers think its big enough to give a generic description of a bloke with a tattoo and a blue jacket, that should have the phone ringing off the hook.[/p][/quote]Then again, The Police needs the public to their job for them. Always asking for information, always 10 steps behind and always he last ones on the scene. The PCSOs actually confronted the likely suspects coming out of the location. but only had a brief chat and did not raise an eyebrow when one of them fled !!!! They could not be even clever enough to note down the descriptions let alone go and investigate what the men were up to in the woods ! There was a a white Vauxhall Astra involved but the PCSOs did not think to at least note down the registration despite a person of interest fleeing minutes before ? Now the Police is urging those 3 men to hand themselves in .... Those men must be laughing their heads off, high in the sky as to what is being asked of them. It is like there is a law in place that indicates that after you commit a crime or are maybe of interest into an incident then ou mus hand yourself in !!! HAHA ! The Police is urging the public also to come forward with information... Well I would like some information from them first... Why did the PCSOs not do their job ? Why are you always the last one at the scene? Why should we do your job whilst your authority is the one getting paid and increasing our taxes year on year but it is us who suffer the crimes and fear the most ? Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: 3

2:35pm Tue 25 Mar 14

sai-diva says...

'' The idiots growing them clearly have no idea what they are doing as these plants would never yield a harvest in our climate in a woodland''
Lol, how little you know, go have a google :)
'' The idiots growing them clearly have no idea what they are doing as these plants would never yield a harvest in our climate in a woodland'' Lol, how little you know, go have a google :) sai-diva
  • Score: 12

11:07pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
Fit2drop wrote:
The detective in me says why not leave there, set up a motion activated camera, and bingo, an easy collar.
I know its not crime of the century but the Rozzers think its big enough to give a generic description of a bloke with a tattoo and a blue jacket, that should have the phone ringing off the hook.
Then again, The Police needs the public to their job for them. Always asking for information, always 10 steps behind and always he last ones on the scene. The PCSOs actually confronted the likely suspects coming out of the location. but only had a brief chat and did not raise an eyebrow when one of them fled !!!! They could not be even clever enough to note down the descriptions let alone go and investigate what the men were up to in the woods ! There was a a white Vauxhall Astra involved but the PCSOs did not think to at least note down the registration despite a person of interest fleeing minutes before ?
Now the Police is urging those 3 men to hand themselves in .... Those men must be laughing their heads off, high in the sky as to what is being asked of them. It is like there is a law in place that indicates that after you commit a crime or are maybe of interest into an incident then ou mus hand yourself in !!! HAHA ! The Police is urging the public also to come forward with information... Well I would like some information from them first... Why did the PCSOs not do their job ? Why are you always the last one at the scene? Why should we do your job whilst your authority is the one getting paid and increasing our taxes year on year but it is us who suffer the crimes and fear the most ?
PCSOs would have been women who would have been scared of real bandits and work in equal proportions.
[quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fit2drop[/bold] wrote: The detective in me says why not leave there, set up a motion activated camera, and bingo, an easy collar. I know its not crime of the century but the Rozzers think its big enough to give a generic description of a bloke with a tattoo and a blue jacket, that should have the phone ringing off the hook.[/p][/quote]Then again, The Police needs the public to their job for them. Always asking for information, always 10 steps behind and always he last ones on the scene. The PCSOs actually confronted the likely suspects coming out of the location. but only had a brief chat and did not raise an eyebrow when one of them fled !!!! They could not be even clever enough to note down the descriptions let alone go and investigate what the men were up to in the woods ! There was a a white Vauxhall Astra involved but the PCSOs did not think to at least note down the registration despite a person of interest fleeing minutes before ? Now the Police is urging those 3 men to hand themselves in .... Those men must be laughing their heads off, high in the sky as to what is being asked of them. It is like there is a law in place that indicates that after you commit a crime or are maybe of interest into an incident then ou mus hand yourself in !!! HAHA ! The Police is urging the public also to come forward with information... Well I would like some information from them first... Why did the PCSOs not do their job ? Why are you always the last one at the scene? Why should we do your job whilst your authority is the one getting paid and increasing our taxes year on year but it is us who suffer the crimes and fear the most ?[/p][/quote]PCSOs would have been women who would have been scared of real bandits and work in equal proportions. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: -2

8:51am Wed 26 Mar 14

gungun says...

buftonp13 wrote:
CVF420 wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team facebook.com/cvf420
Couldn't of said it better myself! Also people who do smoke rarely have a choice of what they can get, most the time it would be strong skunk, as that produces the most money per crop so dealers would smoke more money from growing/ selling strong skunk. Let's say on a "school" night most people would rather smoke bud which isn't so strong and leave the "chronic" till the weekend. If it was like Holland smokers would have a choice of what they can buy and instead of having to smoke strong skunk all the time they would have a choice.
Strong Skunk?

Bud on a school night?

Leave the "Chronic" till the weekend?

It's just me thats does not understand isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]buftonp13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team facebook.com/cvf420[/p][/quote]Couldn't of said it better myself! Also people who do smoke rarely have a choice of what they can get, most the time it would be strong skunk, as that produces the most money per crop so dealers would smoke more money from growing/ selling strong skunk. Let's say on a "school" night most people would rather smoke bud which isn't so strong and leave the "chronic" till the weekend. If it was like Holland smokers would have a choice of what they can buy and instead of having to smoke strong skunk all the time they would have a choice.[/p][/quote]Strong Skunk? Bud on a school night? Leave the "Chronic" till the weekend? It's just me thats does not understand isn't it? gungun
  • Score: 12

6:52pm Sat 29 Mar 14

philbo says...

BucksComment wrote:
If you go down to the woods today.......
You'd better go in disguise
If you go down to the woods today
Beware of the DCIs
'Cause every plod is going to seize
The buds and plants and cannabis leaves
Today's the day the policemen will all get wasted

..something like that?
[quote][p][bold]BucksComment[/bold] wrote: If you go down to the woods today.......[/p][/quote]You'd better go in disguise If you go down to the woods today Beware of the DCIs 'Cause every plod is going to seize The buds and plants and cannabis leaves Today's the day the policemen will all get wasted ..something like that? philbo
  • Score: -2

11:24pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

gungun wrote:
buftonp13 wrote:
CVF420 wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team facebook.com/cvf420
Couldn't of said it better myself! Also people who do smoke rarely have a choice of what they can get, most the time it would be strong skunk, as that produces the most money per crop so dealers would smoke more money from growing/ selling strong skunk. Let's say on a "school" night most people would rather smoke bud which isn't so strong and leave the "chronic" till the weekend. If it was like Holland smokers would have a choice of what they can buy and instead of having to smoke strong skunk all the time they would have a choice.
Strong Skunk?

Bud on a school night?

Leave the "Chronic" till the weekend?

It's just me thats does not understand isn't it?
I like to think of myself as a crusty, intellectual, old git bookworm and I understand most of that. 'Bud on a school night' I don't understand.
[quote][p][bold]gungun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buftonp13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team facebook.com/cvf420[/p][/quote]Couldn't of said it better myself! Also people who do smoke rarely have a choice of what they can get, most the time it would be strong skunk, as that produces the most money per crop so dealers would smoke more money from growing/ selling strong skunk. Let's say on a "school" night most people would rather smoke bud which isn't so strong and leave the "chronic" till the weekend. If it was like Holland smokers would have a choice of what they can buy and instead of having to smoke strong skunk all the time they would have a choice.[/p][/quote]Strong Skunk? Bud on a school night? Leave the "Chronic" till the weekend? It's just me thats does not understand isn't it?[/p][/quote]I like to think of myself as a crusty, intellectual, old git bookworm and I understand most of that. 'Bud on a school night' I don't understand. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 5

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