Man due in court after huge cannabis farm discovered in Jarrow
A man is due to appear before a judge in connection with the discovery of a huge cannabis farm in Jarrow.
Police found a cannabis farm with around 200 plants hidden inside a premises on Union Street in the town on July 10.
Officers had been called to a property on the street at around 12.20pm following reports of suspicious activity, but it was only when they went inside to check on the welfare of those living there that they made the discovery.
A 50-year-old man has now been charged with being concerned in the production of a quantity of cannabis and is due to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on August 9.
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “Shortly before 12.20pm on July 10 we received a report of suspicious activity at a premises on Union Street, Jarrow.
“Officers attended the property to check on the welfare of those residing there and on arrival discovered a cannabis farm of around 200 plants concealed inside.
"The electricity had also been bypassed.
“The farm was dismantled and the plants were subsequently seized and destroyed and an investigation remains ongoing.
“A 50-year-old man was arrested and has since been charged with being concerned in the production of cannabis.”