Police called to investigate reports of a burglary discovered cannabis plants inside the house.
Inquiries are ongoing after members of the neighbourhood policing team covering Easington Colliery were called to reports of a disturbance in Londonderry Terrace, off Easington Street and Seaside Lane in the village.
A Durham Constabulary spokeswoman said: "At 1.08pm today police were called to reports of a burglary at Londonderry Terrace.
"The suspects made off from the scene after being challenged by a member of the public.
"Officers discovered cannabis plants at the property.
"Investigations are ongoing."