A MAN has been charged and remanded in custody on suspicion of drugs offences after police found cocaine and cash at two properties.

Officers seized the drugs and money during an operation in Hastings on June 14 as part of Project Adder - an initiative to tackle drug-related crime in the town by reducing drug use and preventing the harm it causes in the community.

Three arrests were made, with 23-year-old Lewis Adams of New Moorsite, Westfield, charged with possession of cocaine with intent to supply, being concerned in the offer and supply of a Class A drug, and acquiring, using or possessing criminal property.

He will appear before Lewes Crown Court on July 15 to answer the charges.

The other two people who were arrested were released under investigation.

Detective Sergeant Gregory Montier said: “We are determined to tackle drug dealing and use in Hastings to prevent the harm it causes to the community.

“Information about anti-social behaviour and drug dealing can be reported to us on the Sussex Police website or by calling 101.”