Almost £1m worth of suspected cannabis has been taken off the streets of Teesside.

Officers raided a house on Heslop Street in Thornaby on Thursday, and arrested a man at the property, after finding plants which could have been worth up to £195,000.

It comes hot on the heels of a mammoth 800 plant find in Stockton on Tuesday.

The suspected cannabis, worth around £700,000, was found in a Yarm Road property and 22-year-old Kenald Suci was arrested and charged, and was set to appear in court.

Officers seize nearly £700k worth of suspected cannabis
Officers seize nearly £700k worth of suspected cannabis (Image: Handout)

And on Wednesday, an address on Kildare Street in Ayresome, Middlesbrough was raided by officers who found more of the suspected Class B drug.

Although police did not reveal the total number of plants or estimated street value of the Middlesbrough haul, the suspected cannabis found in Stockton and Thornaby alone adds up to £900,000.

Speaking after the Stockton raid, Inspector Tony Cross, from Cleveland Police’s Community Drugs Enforcement Team, said: “Thankfully the drugs did not reach the streets of Cleveland as they could have caused some serious harm to the people living in our communities.

“Drug recoveries are largely down to intelligence-led policing and we are also greatly assisted by the information we receive from members of the public.”

Anyone who believes there is drug activity in their area should call Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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