Cannabis plants seized in St Leonards raid

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

More than 20 cannabis plants were seized by police yesterday (Thursday, June 2) during a search in St Leonards.

At about 2.40pm, police stopped a black Mercedes in Sedlescombe Road North.

Sussex Police said officers detected a strong smell of cannabis, and detained the driver and a passenger.

Following their arrest, a search warrant was executed at an address in Paynton Road where a tent containing 26 cannabis plants was discovered.

A 22-year-old man of no fixed address, arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and the production of cannabis, has been bailed until July 20 pending further enquiries.

A 24-year-old woman from St Leonards, arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis and the production of cannabis, has been bailed until August 31 pending further enquiries.

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