Police raid 200-plant drugs farm

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A DRUGS farm has been discovered at a house.

The 200 plant cannabis farm was found at the property in Rosslyn Terrace.

Police have removed the plants after they were found during a search on Monday.

Chief Inspector Richard Jackson, from Sunderland Area Command, said: “The destruction of this cannabis farm once again demonstrates our ongoing commitment to tackling drug crime in Sunderland.

“We would encourage people to contact us if they suspect a property is being used to produce drugs.

“Tell tale signs include people arriving at unusual hours, a pungent aroma in the area, blacked out windows or bright lights coming from a number of windows throughout the night.

“I’d also like to remind landlords just how important it is for them to look for signs regarding cannabis farms. We know from previous experience that those setting up farms often pay a large amount of rent up front in cash to keep landlords away.

“It’s vital landlords check on their property regularly as the damage caused to homes by the setting up a farm is often more costly in the long run.”

No arrests have yet been made, however officers are making inquiries to trace the property’s tenants who officers believe may have important information about the crime.

Anyone with information about drug use or cultivation in their community should contact police on the 101 non-emergency number.