About 50 plants and growing equipment were seized from the converted space.
Police responding to a burglary at a house in the U.K. arrived to find a front door forced open and a large cannabis grow in the attic.
According to Birmingham Mail, the home was vacant, but a search of the property unveiled the 50-plant grow.
The plants and growing equipment were seized, although with no suspects, the investigation remains ongoing.
It’s not the first time a loft space had been dedicated to growing cannabis. Last November, police in the U.K. seized 25 plants from an attic that had been converted into a cannabis grow by an enterprising plumber.
John Mills, 42, bypassed his electricity supply and built the “sophisticated” operation, complete with lighting and hydroponics systems, reports Leicester Mercury. Mills was subsequently sentenced to a 12-month community order and 100 hours of unpaid work.
His set-up, though allegedly close to collapsing when discovered by police, was still more secure than the Scottish tenant who fashioned a grow-op in his apartment only to flood his building.
With water pouring down into the neighbouring units, one of the tenants in the building kicked the door down to discover a water tap that had been left running and about 30 plants growing across the apartment.
“When I went to take a look I couldn’t believe it. Everywhere we looked, there were plants growing. It was pretty unbelievable,” one neighbour said.
There was no one home at the time.