A Pint, Some Chips and Weed: £250K Worth of Cannabis Found In Abandoned Scottish Pub And Chip Shop

Two men have been arrested after a substantial cannabis grow was found inside a dilapidated pub in Scotland.

It all went down on Thursday morning, as police officers from West Lothian investigated the Firs Public House in Polbeth. Inside, they found about 750 cannabis plants. 

According to STV News, one of the two men arrested was also charged over 300 plants found in another abandoned chip shop last December. In total, the two raids are thought to have nabbed £250,000 worth of cannabis plants.

Detective Sergeant Gillan Ross of the Communications Investigation Unit said that “this has been a massive drugs recovery that was made possible thanks to the vital information we received from the public.”

Obviously, this could all have been avoided with a sensible, regulated market for legal cannabis. But we can’t help thinking that, if nothing else, someone should run with the idea of a combination pub, chip shop and cannabis lounge. Any takers?

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