Two South Shields men arrested over ‘cannabis factory’

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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.


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