Raids at Hartlepool properties uncover suspected Class A drugs and cannabis

Suspected Class A drugs and 70 cannabis plants have been uncovered by police in Hartlepool.

Saturday, 21st December 2019, 12:21 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd December 2019, 11:17 am
Hartlepool Police Station.

The Hartlepool Neighbourhood Policing Team executed two drugs warrants in the town on Friday, December 20.

The first was carried out at an address in Mitchell Street at around 10.45am. Officers discovered a cannabis farm which spanned all three floors of the house.

Approximately 70 cannabis plants at various stages of maturity, as well as a substantial quantity of harvested cannabis in the drying stage of production.

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Warrants were executed in Mitchell Street and Uppingham Street in Hartlepool. Pictures: Google Maps.

The electricity supply at the property was found to have been interfered with; outlining the danger that cannabis farms pose to not only the people who tend to them but also to the general public who live nearby.

The second warrant was executed in Uppingham Street where a quantity of suspected class A drugs were recovered.

Police say several individuals will be helping the force with inquiries at a later date.

Sergeant Adrian Dack added: "Organised crime of this nature preys on those most vulnerable in our community and feeds the group’s ability to grow and branch out into other areas.

“The warrants conducted on Friday came about as a result of community intelligence and the positive results achieved further outline the value of the community coming together to help us remove drugs from our streets.

Anyone with information on drugs activity in their local area is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.