AN 18-year-old man has been arrested after police found drugs and cash in a Yeovil property. 

Officers from Operation Remedy attended an address in Yeovil on Sunday, March 14, after reports that drugs were being sold from it and to check on the welfare of the resident.

They found the teenager inside the property with cash and quantities of what are believed to be heroin, cocaine and cannabis.

It is suspected he was involved in a county lines operation and a 40-year-old man, who lived in the home, had been cuckooed.

"Cuckooing is when drug dealers use violence, exploitation and intimidation to take over the home of a vulnerable person in order to use it as a base for drug dealing," said a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police.

"If you are concerned someone may be at risk of cuckooing, you can contact us via our non-emergency number 101.

"Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form."

The 18-year-old, from Birmingham, was arrested on possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply and possessing Class B drugs before being released under investigation to allow further enquiries to take place.