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Two men arrested after illegal cannabis farm causing power outages discovered

Police often warn that illegal cannabis grows can spark electrical hazards and prompt power interruptions for the surrounding area, but a large cannabis farm in the U.K. recently transformed that caution into reality.

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An industrial unit housing 300-plus cannabis plants was bypassing the electrical meter and extracting so much power to fuel the illegal enterprise that “the rest of the estate was experiencing power cuts,” reports the Nottinghamshire Police. Police estimate the thieves were dodging tens of thousands of pounds worth of electricity being used to run the farm.

The grow-op was discovered on Jan. 21 following a search led by the police service’s Bassetlaw

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