St Leonards 'pungent' cannabis smell prompts three arrests
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.