A house in St Anselm’s Road, Worthing, was raided by officers on Thursday, with huge bags of marijuana seen being carried out of the property.
The two arrested, a 31-year-old man and 49-year-old woman both from the town, remained in custody yesterday afternoon on suspicion of producing a Class B drug.
An air vent was seen being removed from the house by scenes of crime officers along with a number of see-through bags of cannabis.
An eyewitness, who asked not to be named, said: “I couldn’t believe what was going on.
“It shocked me to the core seeing that happen in my street.
“There were bags and bags full of the drugs.
“I’ve never seen anything like it.
“Police were at the house all day.
“You don’t expect something like this to be happening in Worthing – especially not in your road when you are stood outside having a cup of tea.”
The man added that he initially thought it was an even more serious crime scene.
“I thought someone had been murdered,” he said.
“It was awful, but it blew me away when I saw all the bags being carried out the house.
“There were still police here today as well.”
When The Argus arrived on the scene we shot video of the raid.
Scenes of crime officers are seen going in and out of the house with huge bags filled with cannabis.
They threw the bags in the back of a police van, along with an air vent from the second storey of the house.
A Sussex Police spokesman told The Argus 60 plants were found in one of the rooms in the house, and confirmed the two arrests.
He said: “Police have seized 60 cannabis plants from a property in Worthing.
“Officers entered the house in St Anselm’s Road, Worthing, on Thursday and discovered the plants in one of the rooms.
“A 49-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man from Worthing were both arrested on suspicion of producing Class B drug (cannabis).
“Both remain in custody and the investigation is ongoing.”