SUSPICIOUS neighbours tipped-off the police about a cannabis factory in a quiet residential street.

Police were called to Desmond Road in Eastbourne over the concerns.

When officers arrived, more than 100 plants were found growing inside a property.

The estimated street value of the class B drugs was as much as £90,000.

Sussex Police raided the property after reports of “suspicious behaviour” linked to drugs.

Police were caled to Desmond Road in Eastbourne

Police were caled to Desmond Road in Eastbourne

Inspector Rachel Barrow said: ““Thanks to information received from the public, we have taken a substantial amount of cannabis off the streets.

“Often cannabis is downplayed in terms of how harmful it can be, but the wider harm associated with it should not be underestimated as it is often a commodity used as part of organised crime and exploitation.

“Our investigation is now ongoing to identify those responsible for producing and bringing harmful drugs into our community.

“We take reports of drug dealing and suspicious activity seriously, and encourage people to continue reporting their concerns to us so we can respond.”

The force confirmed a raid took place at 9.20am on March 31 over alleged drugs activity at a house in Desmond Road.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing a controlled Class B drug and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.