Contents of cannabis farm dumped on family’s driveway

The content of a cannabis farm have been left on a private drive in Barlborough.
The content of a cannabis farm have been left on a private drive in Barlborough.

A woman living in Barlborough had the shock of her life after finding the contents of a cannabis farm dumped on her drive.

Sarah Gaffney, of Chesterfield Road,discovered her property strewn with dozens of bin liners full of what looked like garden waste on Thursday morning.

On closer inspection, the bags were found to contain the stalks of hundreds of marijuana plants as well as canisters of miracle grow, plastic pots and compacted soil.

Sarah said the bags must have been dumped overnight and whoever did it went past a closed gate to leave them there.

She said: “Shocked is not the word. It is a private drive.

“We have lived here for ten years and nothing like this has even happened to us.

“It is unbelievable.”

Sarah said she lives on the secluded road with her husband and 14-year-old daughter.

She called the police immediately but says she does not know if they have yet attended the scene.

Derbyshire police have been approached for comment.