Northumberland drugs farm shut down as police seize more than 80 cannabis plants
A drugs farm in a Northumberland town has been shut down by police.
The drug crackdown in Ashington continued for Northumbria Police as its officers seized more than 80 cannabis plants and brought another drugs farm to a halt.
Residents living nearby came together with police to tackle drug use in the community by reporting their concerns and providing intelligence to the force.
As a result, officers in the town successfully shut down a cannabis farm on Warren Court, Ashington.
The farm was housing more than 80 plants in the early stages of growth. There were also two further rooms fully kitted out ready to grow the crop.
Police have now dismantled the farm and removed supplies that could have been used to cultivate these crops further.
The electricity in the property had been illegally bypassed – an action which can have potentially fatal consequences for the occupants and surrounding neighbours.
Inquiries remain ongoing to identify those responsible.
Sergeant Peter Mcall said: “I want to thank the local residents once again for coming together and working with us to keep the community safe.
“By reporting concerns and sharing intelligence with police we can continue the crackdown on drug use and supply in the area and ensure those responsible are held accountable for their criminality.
“This type of work will continue and our stance on drugs in the communities we serve will remain strong – it will not be tolerated and if you are involved you will receive a knock at your door from us.”
The discovery was made on Wednesday, May 13.