TWo men from South Tyneside have been arrested after a drugs raid in Durham.
Officers from the Peterlee Neighbourhood Policing team raided a house in Gray Avenue, Hesleden, County Durham.
Inside they uncovered what they described as a “cannabis factory.”
Police say about 50 plants were found in the downstairs living room as well as a bedroom, and that every room had paraphernalia relating to cannabis cultivation.
Pc Dave Taylor said: “Nobody was living there.
“Some plants were at the point of maturity, others were at different stages of growth.
“This was a cannabis factory.”
Police say the raid, which happened around 9.30am on Tuesday, came after community intelligence, when locals suspected “something wasn’t right”.
Two men, in their mid-20s and from South Shields, were arrested on suspicious of production of a Class B drug and have been bailed.
People can call police on 101 to report suspicious drugs activity.