More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized after a police raid on a property.

Officers raided the property after fire service personnel raised concerns about the property in Magdalen Road, St Leonards on October 10.

Sussex Police alongside fire crews and the Department for Work and Pensions visited the site and later found 304 cannabis plants spread across four rooms.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying the Class B drug and fraud.


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Detective Sergeant Greg Montier, of the Discovery team and Project ADDER, said: “This number of plants had the potential to produce hundreds of thousands of pounds’ worth of cannabis a year.

"We are committed to disrupting and reducing drug-relating harm in Sussex and will continue to tackle this issue.”

Following the arrest on October 24 the man was bailed pending further enquiries.