Cannabis farm seized in South Shields
25 Aug 2016 15:46 PM[View Full Size]
Police in South Tyneside have seized a cannabis farm with an estimated street value of £300,000.
The recovery came last night (Wednesday, August 24) when police were called to a disturbance in Brownlow Road in South Shields.
Three men had kicked a door at a house in the street before making off down an alley.
Officers attended and when they went into the house found between 300 and 400 cannabis plants in a front bedroom and the loft.
Police will now dismantle the farm and dispose of the cannabis plants.
Acting Neighbourhood Inspector Steve Prested said: "We simply won't tolerate drugs being harvested in our communities and this is a sizeable amount of cannabis that is now off our streets and cannot be sold on."
Enquiries are now on-going into the find and those involved.
Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1125 240816 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.