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Totally potty — Police mocked for celebrating drug bust

Small stash: The seized cannabis plants PICTURE: SWNS

A POLICE force has been relentlessly mocked by thousands of social media users for celebrating the seizure of two tiny cannabis plants.

Over-zealous cops from Cheshire Constabulary boasted about their bust and even uploaded pictures of the haul to Facebook.

Alongside a pair of tired-looking plants in separate pots, they posted: ‘This morning we seized 2 cannabis plants from an address in Alsager after neighbours reported a strong smell of cannabis.

‘If you notice anything suspicious anywhere around the town please let us know via 101 or 999 in an emergency.’

The post by the Alsager Police’s Facebook page quickly went viral with web users reacting with disbelief to the tiny haul and accusing the force of wasting resources.

Nearly 10,000 people have reacted to the post, which has also been commented on more than 8,000 times and shared by over 6,000.

Carl Marsh wrote: ‘For a second then I thought it was the 1st April. Tax payers’ money well spent on that drug raid.

‘You’d probably waste more money on fuel than the drug value of those little plants.’

Stephanie Louise sarcastically added: ‘The smell must have been so overpowering… excellent seizure’.

Dave Sharrock added: ‘Well done, you’ve taken approximately 5 spliffs off the streets… we can sleep safe in our beds.’

Reece Williams added: ‘Thank you for saving three teenagers from getting high’ while Wayne Roberts said: ‘Well if it isn’t Miami Vice’s finest.’

James Godber said: ‘Keep us posted if Netflix get in touch. A series similar to narcos is on the cards.’