WEAPONS including a crossbow were seized as police raided a property during a drugs bust.

Officers executed a search warrant over drugs at the adress in Sandridge, Crowborough at 8.30am on Tuesday.

They found cannabis including plants and equipment for growing the class B drug. A hunting knife and crossbow were also found there.

Police said a 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of a Class B drug.

He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Sussex Police said the warrant issued under the Misuse of Drugs Act was part made following the proactive work of Sergeant Gez Neilan.

It follows the rise in neighbourhood sergeants in the force.

PS Neilan is now one of three dedicated neighbourhood prevention sergeants for Wealden.

He said: “We take concerns around drug dealing very seriously and will continue to target people suspected of dealing drugs within our communities.

“This behaviour causes harm and distress to others who live in the area, and we were pleased to be able to take a significant quantity of drugs off the streets by executing this most recent warrant.

“We ask the public to continue supporting our activity by reporting any suspicious behaviour to us. This can be done online or by calling 101, or people can report information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”