A MAN has been arrested and cannabis plants worth £200,000 seized as police carried out a Misuse of Drugs warrant in Yeovil.

Officers found 198 plants at a detached house that had been converted to a cannabis factory in Boundary Close, in the north of the town.

The warrant was carried out just after 10am on Friday April 11. A 33-year-old man is in custody for questioning on suspicion of drugs and immigration offences.

The house has been boarded up and police community support officers have been talking to residents and issuing crime prevention leaflets in the neighbourhood.

The area’s beat manager PC George Pettingell said: “We’re very grateful for help from the public in being our eyes and ears identifying this suspected cannabis factory.

“We take drugs misuse and its associated crime and anti-social behaviour very seriously. If you have any information about drugs in your community, please call us on 101.”