Cops bust suspected cannabis farm

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DRUGS cops discovered a suspected cannabis farm while investigating another crime in a Hartlepool street.

Police have today revealed they were in Everett Street at around 12.45pm last Wednesday, October 31, as part of an inquiry into an unrelated matter.

After entering a property in the street, a police officer became suspicious and discovered 43 plants of various sizes upstairs and in the loft.

It is thought the plants could have a street value of £17,000.

A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of production of a Class B drug and has been bailed pending further investigation.