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Posted on Monday 10 May 2021
cannabis St Peters

Holy smoke - now that's a hiding place with a difference!

Police raided the former St Peter's Church, in Bishop Auckland, last night (May 9) following a tip off.

And not only did they discover 1,200 cannabis plants inside, but men in the process of moving them out.

Four men have since been arrested and are currently in police custody.

Inspector Peter Lonsdale said: "We will always do everything we can to disrupt the chain of illegal drugs and that's exactly what we did.

"I would encourage anyone with any further information to call us on 101."

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