CANNABIS and growing equipment were seized during a police raid on a house in Fremington. The drugs were discovered in the loft of the property in Cross Close by officers executing a search warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act on Wednesday. PC Terry Hodg

CANNABIS and growing equipment were seized during a police raid on a house in Fremington.

The drugs were discovered in the loft of the property in Cross Close by officers executing a search warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act on Wednesday.

PC Terry Hodgson, neighbourhood beat manager for the Fremington area, said: "This warrant is one of a series of operations being carried within the Barnstaple area to address the use of drugs within our local communities.

"In addition to our proactive patrols within the area, we also encourage local communities to provide information that can assist us to target those who engage in such harmful activities.

"Information can be provided to the Police in many ways including using the Crimestoppers number of 0800 555 111, or contacting local officers directly using e-mail or by telephoning 08452 777 444."

Police arrested a 36-year-old local man who was later released from Barnstaple Police station with a caution.