Police seize more than 100 cannabis plants from rented house in Eastbourne

Police seized more than 100 cannabis plants from a rented property in Eastbourne after responding to reports of suspicious behaviour in the area.

Officers attended the house in Desmond Road at 9.20am last Wednesday, after receiving information from the public of suspected drug activity inside the address.

A total of 108 cannabis plants with a potential street value of up to £90,700 were found inside the property.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing a controlled Class B drug and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Inspector Rachel Barrow of the Eastbourne Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Thanks to information received from the public, we have taken a substantial amount of cannabis off the streets.

“Often cannabis is downplayed in terms of how harmful it can be, but the wider harm associated with it should not be underestimated as it is often a commodity used as part of organised crime and exploitation.

“Our investigation is now ongoing to identify those responsible for producing and bringing harmful drugs into our community.

“We take reports of drug dealing and suspicious activity seriously, and encourage people to continue reporting their concerns to us so we can respond.”

Homesearch EOS

Email the story to a friend


  1. BillyTheFish

    Organised crime is harmful Cannabis is a non-addictive psychedelic plant often used for medicinal purposes EG pain & depression. Compare that to alcohol which is by definition an addictive poison and tends to be the cause of pain and depression One of the many many many things the wrong way round on this planet
    interesting fact – the uk is the worlds largest exporter of medicinal cannabis 

  2. AgencyInsider

    I remember when Eastbourne was a genteel seaside town. Seems that these days it has gone to pot.


You must be logged in to report this comment!

Comments are closed.

Thank you for signing up to our newsletter, we have sent you an email asking you to confirm your subscription. Additionally if you would like to create a free EYE account which allows you to comment on news stories and manage your email subscriptions please enter a password below.