TWO men have been arrested after police discovered around £250,000 worth of cannabis at three neighbouring houses.

On the morning of Monday, June 24, police made the discovery of three cannabis farms at three houses on Marton Road in Middlesbrough.

Officers executed a drugs warrant at the address, before 290 plants were recovered.

A 33-year-old man was later charged with production of cannabis, while a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis and possession with intent to supply class B drugs. 

The 37-year-old has since been released pending further investigation.

Detective constable Mark Coverdale, of the Community Drugs Enforcement Team, said: "Officers executed a drugs warrant at a property on Marton Road discovered three cannabis farms in neighbouring properties, totalling 290 plants.

“Police will act on information received through community intelligence, and would ask that anyone who has information regarding drugs activity in their local area contacts Cleveland Police on 101.”