From Devon & Cornwall Police:

Early on Tuesday 29 November, officers in East Cornwall executed two warrants following information received about the supply of drugs in the area.

The local Neighbourhood Team, supported by the Force Support Group, carried out the activity under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

During searches of the properties, officers seized a quantity of suspected Class A and B drugs with an estimated street value of £20,000. A taser and a quantity of cash was also seized along with a number of electronic devices.

A local man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs and possession of a prohibited weapon. He remains in police custody at this time.

A Police spokesperson said: “The activity forms part of Operation Scorpion, a proactive operation across the South West targeting the use and supply of drugs. A big part of this work is the information reported to us by the public and by officers and partner agencies. Operation Scorpion is a cross-border operation involving police colleagues and partners from across the south west, aimed at dismantling drugs supply networks and arresting those who profit from them.

“Our communities are no place for drugs and I would urge anyone with information about suspect illegal drug activity in their community, to report it. Help us keep the South West clear of drugs.”

You can report information to us through Police non-emergency channels including the online crime reporting form – Contact us | Devon and Cornwall Police (devon-cornwall.police.uk)

Alternatively, you can contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or by calling 0800 555 111 – Independent UK charity taking crime information anonymously | Crimestoppers (crimestoppers-uk.org)