Allotments benefit from drug raid as cops pass on compost found during cannabis farm raid

Compost piled up ready to be used to grow cannabis is now destined for the allotments after police raided a drugs farm.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 11:24 am

Officers based in Peterlee searched a property in West Street in Blackhall Colliery following a tip off from the community.

A spokesperson for Durham Constabulary said: “Entry was gained and a number of plants were located in both the upstairs and downstairs of the address.

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Durham Constabulary donated bags of compost to an allotment site after it was found inside a cannabis farm in Blackhall Colliery.

"The plants were seized along with a large quantity of equipment and bags of compost.

“The bags of compost were subsequently donated by the team to various allotment associations throughout Blackhall and Horden for their use.

“Further inquiries are currently ongoing.

"We will always act on the information you provide to us – please keep it coming.”

Anyone with information which could help the investigation into the cannabis farm is asked to call 101 or use the Live Chat facility on the force’s website.

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