DRUGS and cash were seized as a huge number of police officers descended on a farm.

Officers carried out a warrant at the site in Bolney shortly before 10am yesterday and took one person into custody.

Dog units and police in riot gear were among those to take part in the raid, with upwards of six force vehicles seen parked outside the property during the incident.

Mid Sussex Community Inspector Darren Taylor said the raid had taken "quite a bit of time to put together", and was part of a wider crackdown on drug dealing in the area.

He said: "I took over the role about eight or nine months ago, and knew that one of the main things I wanted to do was start breaking the backs of drug dealers and county lines operations.

"Since being here and building up trust with the community, we are getting information and acting on it.

"We have now executed 15 positive drugs warrants.

"If you are dealing drugs in Mid Sussex, we will be knocking at your door and acting as robustly as possible."

Inspector Taylor praised his team, who joined members of the Tactical Enforcement Unit and Specialist Enforcement Unit, a new unit formed to "track and catch dangerous and wanted criminals using the Sussex roads network".

He said: "Yesterday morning was a real success story - a warrant we were after for a long time.

"And there are plenty more in the pipeline.

"Thankfully, Mid Sussex doesn't suffer as badly as other areas with drug dealing, but what there is we will deal with using the full force of everything we have."

Inspector Taylor said he "loved community policing" and sharing the results of his team's efforts with people living in the area.

He is a prolific user of Twitter to show the community the work Mid Sussex Police were carrying out.

He shared the results of yesterday's raid with his 1,600 followers, saying: "Another positive misuse of drugs warrant executed this morning by the team.

"This time in Bolney, with support from our neighbourhood enforcement team, tactical enforcement unit and special enforcement unit colleagues.

"One in custody and evidence seized. That's two warrants executed just this week, wonder who in Mid Sussex will be getting a knock next?"