A search warrant was carried out at an address in Parry Close, Eastbourne.

Officers seized a block of cocaine weighing approximately 850 grams and with an estimated wholesale value of around £30,000.

A 27-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug. She has been released on conditional bail until February 22.

Police have been cracking down on drug dealing and associated crime in East Sussex.

Officers have carried out a number of warrants, leading to arrests and large amounts of Class A and Class B drugs being seized.

Inspector Aidan Cornwall said: “These arrests and seizures demonstrate that the supply and distribution of drugs will absolutely not be tolerated in our towns.

“The supply of illegal drugs is hugely destructive, going hand in hand with violence and exploitation, and underpinning all manner of wider criminality. As harmful substances, they also decimate the lives of their users.

“We do a huge amount of work to catch those responsible for bringing harmful and dangerous drugs into our communities and I would like to thank those involved for their support in these investigations, which have taken a large number of dangerous substances off the streets.”

Project ADDER (Addiction, Diversion, Disruption, Enforcement and Recovery) was launched by the Home Office at the start of 2021 with the aim of reducing drug-related crime and protecting people from harm.

In the year since its launch, more than 600 Organised Crime Groups have been disrupted nationally, with almost 10,500 arrests and £3.5m in cash seized across England and Wales.

More than 13,000 people have also been supported in drug treatment interventions delivered by outreach workers.

County Lines dealing is the sale of drugs from large urban areas, such as London, into smaller towns such as Eastbourne and Hastings. Dealers and customers are linked by mobile phone numbers, through which deals are conducted.

Report any suspected drug-related activity to us online or by calling 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.