DANGEROUS high-grade 'skunk' worth more than £15,000 and wraps of heroin were seized in a series of drugs operations.
Police stopped a vehicle in Berry Pomeroy and allegedly recovered half a kilo of cannabis (pictured) with an approximate street value of £5,000.
Det Sgt Jason Metcalfe warned that this type of cannabis is cultivated to contain more of the hallucinogenic tetrahydracanabinols, which are known to cause paranoia and long-term mental health problems.
DS Metcalfe said: "People can play down cannabis, but this stronger type of the drug is harmful and we deal with many offenders who commit crime in order to fund buying it.
"Those involved in crime and drug supply need to know we now have officers based in rural areas as well as Torbay.
"The half a kilo of cannabis was high grade cannabis 'skunk' no doubt destined to be split down into deals for supply over the weekend."
Officers searched a property on the outskirts of Totnes and found an alleged cannabis factory.
About 30 plants worth £10,500 were being cultivated in a converted bedroom.
A small amount of alleged cocaine, scales and cash were also seized at the property.
A man was arrested and was taken to Torquay police station. He was bailed pending further inquiries.
On the same day, Friday, October 11, officers from the unit executed Misuse of Drugs Act warrants at two addresses in Teignmouth town centre.
In all 20 wraps of heroin, (pictured below), half an ounce of cannabis and several hundred pounds in cash were seized.
Two men were bailed pending further inquiries.
Police are asking members of the public with any information or concerns to call 01803 218114.