More than £40,000 worth of drugs seized in arrests at Chichester and Bracklesham Bay

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Crime news

More than £40,000 worth of drugs were seized by Chichester Police in two separate arrests on July 8.

Officers in a marked car were carrying out a routine patrol in Sherbourne Road, Chichester, at around 4.30pm when a Volkswagen was seen driving erratically.

The car eventually stopped and was searched by officers who seized approximately £20,000 worth of drugs, including cocaine.

An 18-year-old man from Selsey was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving without insurance, two counts of being in possession of class A drugs, possession of a class A drug with intent to supply, possession of criminal property and money laundering. He was bailed until August 5.

Later that evening, at around 7.30pm, police were called to an address in Bracklesham Bay as it was thought someone was growing cannabis there.

Approximately £23,000 worth of cannabis, including 15 cannabis plants, were seized from the property.

Officers arrested a 61-year-old man on suspicion of producing cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to supply and using electricity without authority. He was bailed until August 25.

Detective Constable Ceri Spratt said: “We are very pleased to be able to report such a substantial seizure within the Chichester area and take these drugs off the streets.

“Should any members of the public have any information concerning the supply of drugs within the Chichester or Bognor area we are always happy to hear from you on 101.”

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

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