21/03/2019

£130k Worth of Cannabis Plants Seized in Redcar

Yesterday, the Redcar and Eston Neighbourhood Teams discovered a large cannabis farm on Yeoman Street in Redcar.

1 £130,000 worth of cannabis plants were recovered from the property.

Four men aged 22, 24, 27 and 30 were arrested and charged in connection with the cannabis farm and appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court this afternoon.

Typical signs of a cannabis farms being grown inside a property include:

• Windows sealed and covered in a property or the curtains permanently closed.
• Bright lights on 24 hours a day or at unusual times.
• Heat from an adjoining property (cannabis farms produce a lot of heat). Birds often gather on the roof of a warm property in cold weather.
• Frequent and varied visitors to a property, often at unusual times.
• Gardening equipment being taken into a property, such as plant pots, fertiliser, fans and industrial lighting.
• Big electricity bills (aimed at landlords).
• A strong smell of cannabis constantly in the street.

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