Cannabis farm found at Newhaven

Cannabis farm found at Newhaven
Cannabis farm found at Newhaven

Three London men have been arrested by police after a cannabis factory was found in a house in Newhaven.

Officers executed a drugs warrant at a home in Haven Way on Thursday (January 30) and found 61 cannabis plants being cultivated inside the building.

A 29-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the production of cannabis.

Further raids were then carried out in London.

A 31-year-old man and a 56-year-old man, both from London, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to produce cannabis.

Officers also seized half a kilogram of cannabis and around £18,000 in cash.

The three men were released on bail until 31 March while officers carry out further inquiries.

Detective Sergeant Ross Bartlett said: “The arrests were made as part of a long-running investigation into the production and supply of cannabis in East Sussex.

“We will investigate every piece of information given to us about drug-dealing and production.

“Please contact us if you have any information at all about drugs or suspicious behaviour in your community so that we can look into it.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 203 of 30/1, email or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.