Two men have been arrested after a quantity of cocaine and cannabis was seized from a car on the A21 earlier this month.
Police said it’s after an investigation around a pattern of vehicles that were appearing in Bexhill.
Further information was collected from the local community which helped officers find reason to stop a vehicle, on suspicion of it being involved in county lines drug dealing.
The drugs were subsequently found inside the car, and the two men were arrested.
CI Sarah Godley said:
“This case is just one of many that highlights the valuable contribution our PCSOs make to tackling drug-related crime in our district.
“Having PCSOs based in a certain geographical area has multiple benefits. It means they can build a strong and trusting relationship with the local community, which in turn can lead to the passing of information from the public to the police.
“This then helps us build a picture of what is going on in a certain area, taking action where we can and addressing the concerns of those who live there.
“It also allows PCSOs to become very familiar with an area, which means they are more likely to notice unusual activity linked to any criminal behaviour.
“In this case, PCSO Hunt’s community engagement, investigative work and own intuition helped us disrupt the supply of dangerous drugs into our district.”
PI Jonathan Hartley added:
“This case is a fantastic example of police teams working together to achieve a good result, from PCSO Hunt’s work on the ground gathering the intelligence, to the joint working from our prevention team and roads policing unit to trace the vehicle and bring it to a safe stop.”
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