POLICE have recovered a cannabis plant they believe was being cultivated in a public flower bed in a Co. Antrim village.
The plant was spotted in the village of Kells, Ballymena, by an eagle-eyed passerby.
PSNI officers believe it was being cultivated in public so that the keen horticulturalist could evade detection by hiding it in plain sight.
However the plant is now in the possession of police, who described it as “the sort of stuff you see on America’s Dumbest Criminals”.
Writing on the Ballymena PSNI Facebook page, Inspector Simpson of the Ballymena Neighbourhood Policing Team quipped: “Maybe the gardener will be silly enough to attend Ballymena Police station and ask for their plant back.
“I honestly look forward to talking to you.”
Anyone in the area with information on drugs or crime in general is asked to contact 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.