The joke of the innocent five-year-old girl at the police ‘accidentally exposes her mother’s cannabis crop’
- A five-year-old girl in NSW called the police before suddenly hanging up the phone
- Triple-0 operator was worried, so the police sent home for a welfare check
- Officers would have found 15 cannabis plants in the 30-year-old mother’s garage
- The police have since learned that the telephone conversation of the woman’s daughter was a joke
A five-year-old girl who called the police allegedly led officers to the mothers cannabis plants in their garage.
The child would have called the police just after midnight on Tuesday before she hung up the phone.
The police immediately rushed to the girl’s house on Elm Street on Albion Park Rail, on the south coast of New South Wales to perform a welfare check.
But officers claim that the girl’s call led them to find the crop.
Reportedly, a five-year-old girl’s joke to police led her mother’s cannabis plants to be found (stock)
“Officers knocked on the door but couldn’t raise the occupants before they saw the light in the garage,” a spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia.
“Once inside, the police would have discovered 15 hydroponic cannabis plants.”
The 30-year-old woman was arrested and is now helping the police with their investigation.
Officers expect the woman to be accused of cultivating a small amount of forbidden plants.
The plants were seized for forensic investigation.
“The police understand that the Triple-0 call was a joke from a five-year-old girl,” the spokeswoman said.
The police immediately rushed to the girl’s house on Elm Street on Albion Park Rail, on the south coast of New South Wales after suddenly hanging the phone on them (street shown)
Lake Illawarra Police District Sergeant Peter Northey told the Illawarra Mercury the case was very unusual.
“In my eighteen years of police work, this is the first time such circumstances have occurred, but we are very grateful that it happened,” he said.
He said that drug ownership is a serious crime and encouraged everyone with information to come forward.