Police uncover 'large quantity of cannabis' in house raid

A large number of cannabis plants were found by police when they carried out a mid-morning raid on a house.

By Fiona Thompson
Tuesday, 23 July, 2019, 22:23
Police searched a house in Oliver Street in Murton. Image copyright Google Maps.

Seaham Neighbourhood Policing Team said its officers found a “large quantity of cannabis plants were recovered at various stages of growth” when they carried out a search on a house in Oliver Street in Murton.

The raid took place at 10.15am yesterday, Monday, July 22, with details released about the action late on today.

A spokesperson for the team said: “We'd like to thank the members of the public who have assisted us with our inquiries.”

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The next drop-in community and police meeting for the village will be on Thursday, August 15, from 6.30pm to 8pm at Macrae House in Seaview Walk.

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