First cannabis 'shatter' factory busted in North East

The 'Shatter' cannabis is produced at high temperatures. Credit: Northumbria Police

A 'cannabis shatter' factory in Gateshead, thought to be one of the first of its kind in the North East, was raided by Northumbria Police.

A man, 25, and a woman, 21, were arrested on suspicion of supplying the extra strength 'shatter' variation of cannabis on the Croft Estate in Ryton.

The glass-like extract is produced in an industrial oven at high temperatures, which is then broken up into small shards for users to smoke.