More than 200 plants suspected of being used for medicinal cannabis seized during police raid in Newcastle

POLICE have raided an inner-city unit and allegedly discovered 215 cannabis plants in a hydroponic set-up.

Newcastle City crime manager Detective Inspector Peter Mahon said he was aware that the plants were being used for medicinal cannabis use but growing the plants was still illegal.

He said officers were acting on information they had received.

A Pantec truck is now parked in Newcomen Street as officers work to clear the unit of the plants and other items.

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