Hundreds of cannabis plants seized by police in Ferryhill

​More than 400 cannabis plants have been seized in a police operation in Ferryhill, County Durham.

Acting on information from the public, officers from the Ferryhill and Spennymoor Neighbourhood Policing Team forced entry into a terraced house in Commercial Street on June 12.

Inside the two-bedroomed property they found 417 cannabis plants, along with equipment.

The electricity meter was also bypassed representing a danger to nearby properties.

One man was found inside the building and was arrested by officers.

A 22-year-old man has been charged with production of a Class B drug and appeared before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on June 13.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Durham Crown Court on July 13.