About £10,000 worth of what is thought to be class A drugs, along with thousands of pounds worth of cannabis and £10,000 in cash has been seized following a police raid today.

The operation was carried out at a property between Darlington and Northallerton this morning (Tuesday, July 26).

A 34-year-old man was arrested and is in police custody this evening.

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North Yorkshire Police said officers uncovered the suspected cannabis grow in the basement of a rural property.

They found about 60 plants along with hydroponic equipment used to cultivate the plants.

The cannabis plants were believed to have a potential street value of tens of thousands of pounds.

They also seized approximately £10,000 in cash suspected as being the proceeds of crime, around £3,000 worth of packaged cannabis and around £10,000 worth of what they believe to be class A drugs.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis.

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He was also arrested on suspicion of abstracting electricity, which means diverting an electricity supply to avoid paying for it, in relation to a separate cannabis grow discovered in a shipping container in the Thirsk area in May.

He was taken into police custody for questioning where he remains at this time.

In relation to the cannabis grow found in the Thirsk area, a 55-year-old man was arrested at the time and was released under investigation to allow further enquiries to be carried out.

The operation was as a result of proactive police action to root out drugs supply in North Yorkshire.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Illegal drugs, no matter what class or type will all cause harm and lead to other areas of criminality. The illegal use of classified drugs will continue to ruin the quality of life for law-abiding people and at worst, often take the lives of those involved in the supply or the use of them.

“We will continue to disrupt the production and distribution of them and the resulting criminally-funded lifestyles of those who deal in them. Please do not hesitate to report suspected drug dealing in your area.”

Anyone with information can get in touch via the police’s website or via 101. In an emergency always call 999. If you don't want to speak to police, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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