Sussex

St Leonards 'pungent' cannabis smell prompts three arrests

Cannabis plants at Silchester Road
Image caption Cannabis plants with a street value of £100,000 were found drying in Silchester Road

Three people have been arrested after police were alerted to a strong smell of cannabis in their street in East Sussex.

Police who tracked the smell down to a property in Silchester Road, St Leonards found cannabis plants with a street value over £100,000 being dried.

"This was a significant find and was down to the local community being observant," said Det Insp Rob Morland.

A man and woman from St Leonards and a man from Leamington Spa were arrested.

A 41-year-old man, of St Leonards, and a man, aged 28, from Leamington Spa were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of production of a Class B drug and possession with intent to supply.

The 29-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of production of a Class B drug.

"I was overwhelmed by the number of people from the local area approaching local officers with their concerns about the pungent smell of cannabis," said PC Eoin Freeman.

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