Seized Marijuana Pot plants 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy: Israel Police)
For some time before Sunday, a strong herbal aroma wafted through the halls of a
Kiryat Gat school for haredi girls, puzzling faculty and staff alike. On Sunday,
the principal decided to investigate, and made her way to a basement bomb
shelter, where she stumbled upon a marijuana grow room, Negev subdistrict police
reported on Sunday.
The principal called police, and the investigators
who arrived at the scene found a few dozen marijuana plants, grow lamps,
irrigation equipment and fertilizer.
Chief-superintendant of the Kiryat
Gat police Ofer Shomer announced that police believe that the lab had been in
operation for at least a few months, adding that his police force “will do
everything we can through undercover and open operations to find those
responsible for running the drug lab.”
Police have still not made any
arrests but have said that one possibility they are examining is that people
with no connection to the school decided to move their operations to the
building under the assumption that no one would suspect a haredi girls school.