Man charged after police find suspected cannabis farm in Ashington from community tip-off
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The 21-year-old appeared at Bedlington Magistrates’ Court on Friday, October 20 accused of the offence and has been remanded in custody.
He is next expected to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday, November 17.
Northumbria Police obtained a warrant to search a property on Lichfield Close last week after a community tip-off, and officers found what is believed to be cannabis plants at various growth stages inside.
The property's electricity supply appeared to have been tampered with, but has been made safe and capped by Northern Powergrid to prevent further power being drawn.
The individual, who is of no fixed abode, was arrested at the property.
Sergeant Paul Davis, from the Ashington neighbourhood policing team, said: “This is an excellent result in Northumbria Police’s fight to tackle the scourge of organised crime in our region and takes a substantial amount of drugs off our streets.
“Cannabis farms are well known to be funding organised criminality and the Ashington Neighbourhood team, working in partnership with the serious violence disruption team, will take every opportunity to upset their activities across Ashington and Northumberland.
“Northumbria Police often relies on intelligence supplied to them by members of the public. If you see anything suspicious, we encourage you to report it.
“You can contact police via our LiveChat on our website or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”