Man charged over cannabis farm

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AN illegal immigrant has been charged after police discovered a cannabis farm.

The Vietnamese national appeared at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

Toi Ban Nguyen was arrested at an address in Chester Road, Sunderland, on Wednesday.

Speaking through an interpreter, the 21-year-old withheld his plea to a charge of producing the class-B drug.

Magistrates ruled the case was too serious for them to deal with.

Nguye, who is of no fixed address, was remanded in custody until a hearing to take place at Newcastle Crown Court on July 4.