Double raid on Hartlepool industrial estate leads to drugs haul worth more than £60,000 for police

Two raids on a Hartlepool industrial estate led police to seize drugs worth more than £60,000.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 4:19 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 12:28 pm

Cleveland Police carried out to two drugs warrants executed on the Longhill Industrial Estate, off Belle Vue Way in the town, earlier today.

A photo shared by police show a large-scale cannabis grow discovered in one of the buildings.

It is the latest cannabis farm to be discovered by the town’s policing team, with a series previously found inside homes.

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A photo taken by Cleveland Police following the raid on one of the buildings on the Longhill Industrial Estate.
A photo taken by Cleveland Police following the raid on one of the buildings on the Longhill Industrial Estate.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Hartlepool Neighbourhood Officers have executed drugs warrants this morning under Operation Sentinel at two business units on the Longhill Industrial estate in Hartlepool.

“Class B drugs, estimated to be valued at £60,000, and a large quantity of Class C drugs were recovered from the properties.

“A man, 46, was interviewed voluntarily and inquiries are ongoing.”

Sergeant Adrian Dack, of the Hartlepool Community Safety Team, added: "Today’s warrants were a success and a significant amount of drugs have been removed from the streets of Hartlepool.

The raids took place on the Longhill Industrial Estate. Image copyright Google Maps.

“The impact of drugs has a detrimental impact on our communities and I hope the warrants send out a clear message that we will not stand for any form of criminal activity and we will act on any information provided to us from the public.”

Anyone with information on drugs activity in their local area is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.