Cannabis farm seized
20 Jan 2016 13:00 PM[View Full Size]
A cannabis farm has been seized by police in South Tyneside.
Yesterday, Monday, Janaury 18, police attended an address in Dean Road in South Shields after concerns were raised about a strong smell of cannabis.
Officers attended and found around 300 cannabis plants inside the property. The electricity supply had also been tampered with to bypass the meter.
A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis and is helping police with their enquiries.
Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Young said: "We recognise the local community is concerned about the cultivation of cannabis in the area and we will always act on information we receive that raises concern.
"We've seized a considerable number of cannabis plants that were presumably meant to be sold on and as a result we've stopped these drugs from getting onto the streets and disrupted criminal activity.
"Tampering with an electricity supply is incredibly dangerous and has the potential to not just cause considerable damage to a property but also cause the occupants and occupants of neighbouring properties serious harm.
"Listening to and responding to the concerns of our communities is paramount and I hope residents feel reassured that we do take action against the issues that affect them the most."
To report information about drugs or drugs supply in your area ring 101. If a crime is taking place or in an emergency ring 999.