Cocaine worth £15k found by South Shields meter workman

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Police said drugs paraphernalia including a set of scales was also seized

A workman found £15,000 worth of cocaine inside a house while installing an electricity meter, police have said.

Officers were called to a house on Richmond Road, South Shields earlier, after plastic bags containing white powder were discovered.

Northumbria Police said the powder was cocaine worth about £15,000.

A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply, and has been released under investigation.

Police said drugs paraphernalia, including a set of scales, was also seized.

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