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Police raid cannabis farm in Blyth

Police have located and dismantled a small cannabis farm in Blyth. Credit: Google maps

Police have located and dismantled a small cannabis farm in Blyth.

Officers carried out the search warrant at an address on Cowpen Road on Thursday, October 5.

They arrested a 29-year-old man.

The man has been charged with being concerned in the production of cannabis.

He is due to appear before Mid and South East Northumberland Magistrates Court on October 26.

Police raid Gateshead cannabis farm

Police have recovered around 450 cannabis plants and arrested a teenager in a raid that took place at a house in Gateshead on Wednesday morning.

Officers carried out a search at a house at Whitehall Road in Bensham after receiving information about suspicious activity at the address and found cannabis plants spread across four rooms of the house.

The cannabis seized has a potential street value of more than £100,000.

Dung Tran, of no fixed address, was arrested at the house on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and has since been charged.

The 23-year-old appeared at Gateshead Magistrates' Court this morning, November 29, where he was remanded in custody.

"We've been working closely with the community in Bensham to tackle concerns about suspected drug use and supply in the area.

This is the latest activity carried out by the Neighbourhood Policing Team in the area, working together with partners and the community, which acts on concerns raised and anyone suspected of being involved in drug use or supply can be expect to be targeted.

I'd urge people in the area to continue to tell us what concerns them the most so we can take appropriate action to ensure the area continues to be a safer place to live."

– Neighbourhood Sergeant Karl Wilson

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