Have you ever wondered what happens when the police show up to conduct a drug raid only to find, after swooping in with guns blazing, that nobody is home? Well, apparently, authorities in the United Kingdom just seize the dope and leave behind smart-ass notes.

According to reports, a team of officers from the Greater Manchester Police force showed up at the residence of a suspected marijuana dealer over the weekend and proceeded to kick down the door in the typical hard-hitting blitzkrieg fashion.

However, immediately upon entering, officers quickly realized that while they were, in fact, about to seize an impressive grow operation of over 70 marijuana plants, they would not get their hands on the culprit responsible for producing them because he simply was not home.

So, in an attempt to inform the illegal grower that all of his cannabis plants were now the property of the Greater Manchester Police department, a member of the force wrote out a somewhat unorthodox “We Missed You” message and taped it to the dealer’s broken door.

The message read: “We need to talk…please contact GMP on 101 and ask for Wigan Div[ision]. Unfortunately, you were not home…and have no cannabis left. Many thanks.”

Officers found the note so amusing that they actually snapped a photo of it before leaving the scene and posted it on the GMP Salford West Twitter page. “We’ve kicked in a door in Worsley, got 72 cannabis plants, nobody home. Left a note. GMP, keeping you in the loop,” said the post.

It seems the Greater Manchester Police is full of comedians. A few months ago, the force took to Twitter in an tongue-in-cheek attempt to get people to confess being in possession of drugs by posting the following message: “Do you live in Little Hulton or Walkden? Hate the police? Want to brag and rub our noses in it? RT if you have drugs & haven't been caught."

In our opinion, there is nothing worse than a cop who thinks he’s funny.

Mike Adams writes for stoners and smut enthusiasts in HIGH TIMES, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket and Hustler Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @adamssoup and on Facebook/mikeadams73.