Cannabis farm found in Sunderland
Dated: 26 Apr 2012[View Full Size]
Police in Sunderland have arrested nine people for being involved in a conspiracy to produce industrial amounts of cannabis.
On Tuesday, April 24, officers carried out a search at an address in Otto Terrace, in the city centre, and approximately 500 plants were discovered.
One yield of the cannabis farm is believed to be worth in the region of £150,000. The cycle of the plants can see more than one yield cultivated meaning if left the street value of the plants could have been much more.
Around £14,000 cash was also seized during the course of enquiries by the Neighbourhood Policing Team after an address was searched on Mount Road.
The action was taken after information was given to a local CSO from Sunderland West Neighbourhood Policing Team about suspected suspicious activity.
Extensive enquiries were carried out which saw nine people - aged in their 20s and 30s - arrested for various offences. A number of those arrested will now be dealt with by UK Borders Agency.
Sunderland West Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Pickett, said: "This is an excellent example of the vital role members of our community play in helping us to tackle suspected criminal activity and help rid our streets of illegal drugs."
Anyone with any information about crime and disorder should contact Northumbria Police on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.