The Vietnamese national was arrested on Wednesday night after the police raid in Gateshead.
Officers from the Gateshead East Neighbourhood Team uncovered a cannabis farm in the loft of a house in Asher Street, Felling.
Around 150 plants were seized by officers and have been sent away to be destroyed.
The man who was arrested was charged with producing a controlled drug.
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Inquiries are ongoing into the find and anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference number 1068 11/05/16.