Police in Hartlepool seize hundreds of cannabis plants valued at £400,000

Cannabis plants seized in Hartlepool were estimated to be worth more than £400,000. Credit: Cleveland Police

Officers seized more than 300 cannabis plants which have been valued at more than £400,000.

Police in Hartlepool discovered the drugs during a raid at a house in Stockton Road on Wednesday 1 November.

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to produce cannabis.

A 30-year-old woman, a 33-year-old man, 34-year-old man, two men aged 35 and a 48-year-old man were taken into police custody for questioning.

Inspector Adrian Dack, of the Hartlepool Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "It's a fantastic result, to seize cannabis of this value and remove it from trade on the streets of our town.

"Operation Sycamore is an intelligence-led operation, aimed at targeting those producing and dealing drugs in Hartlepool, and making our communities a safer place to live.

"We welcome information from the public, and anyone who suspects drug activity can let us know about it by calling 101."

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