A medication factory worth an estimated £250,000 has been discovered in Ashington.
The discovery was made after Northumbria Police was alerted to suspicious exercise in the South View space of the city at round 11pm on Saturday, October 10.
Officers went to the realm and a robust odor of hashish in the road led them to the medicine farm in an upstairs flat.
There had been greater than 400 vegetation unfold throughout 4 rooms, which have all been dismantled and seized by police.
A 44-year-old man was arrested and is because of seem earlier than magistrates in Bedlington subsequent month charged with producing Class B medicine.
A second man, aged 36, was additionally arrested on suspicion of supplying Class B medicine and stays beneath investigation.
Inspector Phil Patterson stated: “This was a big hashish farm that was being run in a residential space of Ashington.
“These kinds of farms usually entice anti-social behaviour and different crime, so I need to thank the group who reported their suspicions because it has in the end allowed us to grab and shut down a complicated operation.
“We nonetheless want you to be our eyes and ears on the bottom and in the event you see something that causes you concern, or would not appear fairly proper, then please contact police.
“It could also be there’s a sturdy odor of medicine, strangers are loitering in the road or a selected property that could be being frequently visited by plenty of completely different folks.
“Quite usually, criminals additionally bypass the electrical energy to run all these operations which might have deadly penalties for anyone residing close by.
“Nobody desires to dwell subsequent to a possible demise lure – so in the event you spot one thing suspicious, please get in contact as quickly as doable.”