'New-pot in bloom': Cannabis plants found growing in Newport Council flower pots
About 20 plants could be seen sprouting from among flowers in six separate boxes in Newport city centre – passed by thousands of motorists every day and half a mile from the city’s main police station.
Shopkeepers Dean Beddis and Steve Reynolds spotted the crooked crops as they walked home after a pint.
Dean, who runs the town’s Kriminal Records, said: “I had never seen cannabis growing in the wild before so it was crazy to see it.
“We thought Newport was trying to be a new Amsterdam and doing its best to win City in Bloom.
“It’s actually rather a beautiful plant and stood out wonderfully.
“But they have gone now. I don’t know who took them.
“Either the council spotted them or some young type has spotted them and put them in his garden.”
They vanished after WalesOnline took its snaps.
Source: Wales Online
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