Two arrested after Eastbourne drugs raid


Police arrested two people in Eastbourne after executing a search warrant on Tuesday December 30.

A 57-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were arrested after the search, at a property in Regnum Close, Eastbourne.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis, possessing cocaine with intent to supply, possessing criminal property, assaulting a police constable and obstructing police. She was released on bail until March 23 while enquiries continue.

Mark Edward Saltmarsh, 37, has been arrested and charged with possession of approximately two to three kilos of cannabis with intent to supply, and importing prohibited weapons, including a stun gun, CS gas and pepper sprays.

He appeared before Brighton magistrates on Wednesday (December 31) and has been remanded in custody pending a preliminary hearing at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday, January 22.