TWO men have been arrested and 200 cannabis plants seized in a drugs raid in South Tyneside.
Police carried out a series of raids this morning at addresses in South Shields.
They executed warrants at properties address in and around the Laygate area.
While searching a property in Dacre Street, officers recovered 200 cannabis plants.
Two men, aged 25 and 45, have been arrested on suspicion of producing a controlled drug.
Both are currently helping police with enquiries.
Nothing was found at any of the other addresses.
John Smith, Neighbourhood Inspector for Riverside and West Shields, said: “These warrants should send out a clear message to those involved in the illegal production and supply of drugs in the area - that we’re watching you and we will take action against you.
“We also hope this morning’s activity demonstrates to our communities that we are committed to removing drugs from the area and stopping their supply across the borough.
“We’re determined to make our communities safer, and would continue to appeal for the public’s help by giving us any information on suspected drugs activity where they live.
“With the public’s help, we can make sure we target those involved in crime at all levels - information will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.”
Anyone who spots suspicious activity in their neighbourhood should contact police on 101, extension 69191 or via the Northumbria Police website, www.northumbria.police.uk