A DRUGS bust in Bridgwater saw police seize around £2,000 of illegal substances after the public took a stand.

Bridgwater police descended on a house in the Hamp area under a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant on Friday (August 31), following information provided by the community.

Officers found around £2,000 worth of cannabis plants, dried vegetable matter believed to be cannabis and white powder suspected to be the amphetamine known as Miaow Miaow. The items were sent for forensic testing.

A 55-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis and a Class B drug. A 19-year-old woman was also given a cannabis warning for possession.

DC David Nash, from Bridgwater Police, said: “This was a great result and was due to information provided to us by the public.

“Residents clearly took a stand against criminal activity in the area and we would encourage the public to keep coming forward with information relating to crime in their community.

“The cultivation and sale of drugs will not be tolerated in this area, and anyone engaged in this sort of activity will be dealt with robustly.”

The warrant was the latest in a series of Misuse of Drugs Act warrants carried out by the local team.

Anyone with information can call 101 or report it online by visiting www.avonandsomerset.police.uk. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.