In February, park officials at Legoland Windsor Resort in Great Britain discovered a substantial cannabis grow operation in an abandoned bungalow just outside the public boundaries of the entrance of the park. The building housing the clandestine op. was formerly used as employee housing by the Legoland corporation of England. There are no details about how long the growers were able to get away with the garden though it was noted that the cottage had been virtually abandoned by the corporation for a number of years.
Staff members checking for asbestos in old buildings on the property found the relatively sophisticated hydroponic operation and the 50 mature female cannabis plants growing within. “Following routine checks, we can confirm that illegal substances were found in a derelict cottage outside of the Legoland park boundary,” a spokesperson for the theme park clarified. “The building in question is inaccessible to the public and appears to have been accessed via the Crown Estate.”
The Crown Estate is an adjacent property to the British Legoland location, coincidentally owned by the Queen of England. Thames Valley police have arrested two men, one 40-year-old man from Windsor and his 34-year-old accomplice from Burnham. If the pair is convicted of running the Legoland grow, they each face up to 14 years in prison, an “unlimited” fine, or both.
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