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25 cannabis plants discovered following community tip-off

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A 52 year-old woman has been arrested following the discovery of 25 cannabis plants in Northallerton.

The drugs were found following a drug seizure at a house in the town on Wednesday.

Police searched the property after receiving intelligence via a note through the police station door.

Around 25 cannabis plants, and a further quantity of cannabis were seized along with various other drug-related paraphernalia and a Stun Gun.

The 52 year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of production of a Class B drug and possession of a prohibited weapon and has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Inspector Sarah Sanderson, of Northallerton’s Neighbourhood Policing team said:

“Tackling the illegal supply and use of drugs in Northallerton is a priority for us and seizures such as this demonstrate our ongoing commitment to tackling the scourge of drugs in our society.”

PC Lauren Wilkinson, of Northallerton’s Neighbourhood Policing team continued:

“I’d like to thank the member of public who came forward with the information in this case and would encourage anyone who has any information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 with any information they have.

“Alternatively, the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Reference: 12200012105

Last modified: January 23, 2020