Man arrested after drugs farm raid

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A MAN has been arrested after police uncovered a cannabis farm in Sunderland.

The farm was found at a house in Chester Road on Saturday, shortly before 8pm.

Detectives say an examination of the property is ongoing.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the production of cannabis and is in custody.

The latest drug haul follows from a series of others in the city in recent weeks.

Beat bobbies found 200 cannabis plants and cultivation equipment in the loft of an address in nearby St Mark’s Road on Wednesday, January 2, with the estimated value of the drugs put at £100,000, with one man charged.

More than 400 cannabis plants were then found at a house in Otto Terrace, Thornhill, on Friday, January 4.

One man has been charged and another is on bail.

Durham Constabulary also uncovered a cannabis farm at the weekend.

Members of Durham City Neighbourhood Policing Team spent yesterday dismantling the farm in Pittington.