Cannabis factory raided in Brighton – and £34,000 worth of drugs were discovered

Police discovered a large quantity of drugs at the Brighton property
Police discovered a large quantity of drugs at the Brighton property

Police officers have raided a house in Whippingham Road, Brighton, and discovered a large scale cannabis factory.

Police said cannabis plants with a street value of more than £34,000 were seized along with other drugs paraphernalia and cash during the search on Tuesday morning (July 2).

Two men both aged 57 were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis and later released under investigation, Sussex Police said. One of the men was also arrested on suspicion of illegally abstracting electricity and money laundering, officers added.

Chief Inspector Rachel Swinney said: "Acting on information from the local community, my prevention enforcement officers in the city executed a drugs warrant at the house.

"We are continuing to disrupt drug production and supply in the city. This was a significant amount of cannabis which we have seized and prevented making its way onto the streets of Brighton and Hove.

"If you suspect drug dealing or have any information about suspected drug production, please let us know by calling 101 or report online."