AROUND £80,000 worth of cannabis has been seized in a drugs raid.

Dozens of the plants were seized on Wednesday, July 27, after police executed a search warrant in Braybrooke Road, Hastings.

It came after concerns were raised by the community about a possible cannabis factory.

Officers, including a drone unit, attended the address and seized the large quantity of mature cannabis plants found inside.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing a Class B drug, and on suspicion of abstracting or using electricity without authority.

The Argus: Braybrooke Road, Hastings.Braybrooke Road, Hastings.

He was released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Neighbourhood Enforcement Sergeant David Gill said: “This was a significant discovery after residents reported their concerns to us about a property being used to cultivate cannabis.

“Drug production and supply causes harm to our communities and links to wider criminal activity. This arrest demonstrates our commitment to disrupting the supply of drugs in Hastings and St Leonards.

“This demonstrates our determination to act upon information shared with us by the community about drug dealing and to respond quickly to keep our communities safe.

“We encourage the public to report their concerns about antisocial behaviour, drug dealing and knife crime to us via the Sussex Police website or via 101. In an emergency always call 999.”