POLICE seized bags full of cannabis-infused candy in a series of drug raids.
Officers also found 5kg of cannabis and wads of cash in properties at Bexhill Road, St Leonards and Preston Road, Bexhill.
The Monday, August 8 raids followed information from the community about suspected drug-related activities.
Two men, aged 33 and 34, have been arrested on suspicion of concern over the supply of cannabis and have been released as part of the investigation while investigations continue.
More than 5 kg of cannabis and cannabis resin were found on the two properties.
Police also seized nearly £5,000 in cash and large quantities of edible cannabis products.
Cannabis edibles are edibles, such as candy, chocolate, and cakes, that have been infused with extracts containing the psychoactive compounds found in cannabis.
Inspector Aidan Cornwall of Sussex Police said: “This was a significant operation with lengthy searches at both addresses seizing more than 150 separate items.
“It was an operation that also underscores our commitment to listening to community concerns and following up on the information we receive.
“Cannabis edibles can be incredibly dangerous.
“First, they are often packaged in colorful and professional-looking packaging that not only can look like real food, but can also be particularly appealing to children and young people.
“However, these items are manufactured in often unsanitary conditions and without quality control, meaning those consuming these products have no idea how potent they will be or what contaminants they might contain.
“Consumption of edible cannabis products has been linked to a number of hospitalizations and even deaths, so we are particularly pleased to have phased out such a large number.”
Anyone can report suspicious activity or information about suspected drug delivery and distribution.
Reports can be made online or by calling the police on 101. Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Always dial 999 in an emergency.
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