Police bust £35,000 cannabis farm in Hartlepool after ‘routine call’

A Police officer removes large bags of plants from a house in Portmadoc Walk on Tuesday lunchtime following a raid on the property.Pic Keith Taylor
A Police officer removes large bags of plants from a house in Portmadoc Walk on Tuesday lunchtime following a raid on the property.Pic Keith Taylor
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DRUGS police smashed a cannabis farm containing more than 100 plants after a routine call to an early-morning disturbance.

Officers unearthed what they have described as a “large” cannabis farm in Portmadoc Road, in Hartlepool, after receiving reports of a possible incident at the property in the early hours.

While at the property they uncovered a cannabis farm that contained 121 plants has been estimated as being worth £35,000.

It is believed that no-one lives in the house and police are yet to make any arrests in connection with the find.

Police are now appealing to anyone who has any information about the discovery to come forward as they search for those responsible for setting up the operation.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman told the Mail how officers were alerted of a possible disturbance at a property at around 2am on Tuesday.

Police attended and after making their way into the home they came across the cannabis farm.

Officers were then seen removing the plants from the house in large brown bags throughout Tuesday.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “We were called to reports of a possible disturbance at an address in Portmadoc Walk, in Hartlepool at around 2am on Tuesday, October 29.

“Officers entered the property and found a large cannabis farm at the address.

“It is believed there was no-one living at the property.”

Police continue to investigate the discovery and anyone with any information is asked to call the non-emergency 101 number or ring Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555111.