Second Hartlepool Cannabis Farm Seized in Two Days
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Hartlepool Neighbourhood officers seized a cannabis farm believed to be worth around £200,000 this morning as Neighbourhood Policing Week continues.
Hundreds of plants varying in growth were located in the property on York Road this morning and one man was arrested inside the property.
Electricity has been by-passed and a scene remains in place whilst electricity board colleagues ensure that the property is made safe. There may be some disruption in the area whilst this takes place.
Inspector Adrian Dack from Hartlepool Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “This cannabis farm seizure is a direct result of us listening to our local communities, gathering information and acting upon their concerns.
“This seizure is in addition to one yesterday where another cannabis farm was found in Derwent Street, believed to be worth around £200,000. 350 plants were seized and two arrests made.
“I would urge communities to keep reporting to us, and we will continue to take the appropriate action as we remove drugs from the town’s streets.”
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and remains in police custody.
Anyone with information regarding drugs activity in their local area is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.