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Cultivation of Cannabis

Alert message sent 05/03/2020 19:37:00

Information sent on behalf of Durham Constabulary


Officers from Chester le Street response team attended an incident in The Avenues today, where they have come across a cannabis grow.
A suspect is in custody waiting to be charged for a number of offences including the cultivation of cannabis.

Did you know: -
It is unlawful to cultivate any part of a cannabis plant.
In the UK, illegal drugs are classified into three main categories. They can be Class A, B or C, with A attracting the most serious punishments and fines.
Each drug is designated as controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and is allocated to a class based on the harm it is considered to cause.
Cannabis is a Class B Drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, it is an offence:
• to unlawfully possess a controlled drug
• to possess a controlled drug with intent to supply it
• to unlawfully supply (sell/give/share) a controlled drug
• to allow premises you occupy or manage to be used for the smoking or use of drugs

If you have any information you would like to share with the police regarding the cultivation of cannabis please contact us via our Facebook page, call Durham Police on 101 or contact crime-stoppers on 0800 555 111 .... 100% anonymous. Always.
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Brian Donnelly (Police, PCSO, West)

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