A MAN has been charged after a number of cannabis plants were discovered yesterday.

Shortly after 1.30pm on Thursday, officers from Durham Constabulary attended an address in Rosemount Road at South Church, near Bishop Auckland.

A number of cannabis plants were found at the property and a man was arrested and taken into custody.

He has since been charged with the production of a Class B drug.

Aurelo Lamaj, 19, is due to appear before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court today.