Police sniff out cannabis plants in Eastbourne flat

Officers discovered 18 plants in various stages of growth
Officers discovered 18 plants in various stages of growth
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Police in Eastbourne followed their noses to finds the source of a pungent cannabis smell.

On Saturday, September 10, officers were in the area of Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, following up local neighbourhood concerns about a strong smell of cannabis. There had been several reports from local residents and businesses.

The odour was located and followed to a basement flat in Pevensey Road where 18 plants in various stages of growth were found inside a tent in the bedroom.

The 51-year old man living there was arrested on suspicion of the production of cannabis.

All plants and the related equipment were seized from the address.

The man admitted the offence and accepted a formal police caution that will be entered as a criminal record.

Local businesses were updated and one business owner said, “We have had parents coming in our shop with children, but when they smell the cannabis they turn around and leave, it has really affected our business.”

PC Scott Franklin–Lester said, “This is a good example of community information being passed to local officers who responded quickly to deal with a problem that was affecting local businesses and residents. Hopefully they have now got back to normal without the pungent cannabis smell.”

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