Man released on bail after cannabis factory uncovered in Banbridge

Man released on bail after cannabis factory uncovered in Banbridge
Louise McDowell

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Louise McDowell

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louise.mcdowell@outlooknews.co.uk

Police have recovered suspected drugs worth an estimated street value of £13,000 following a proactive policing operation by officers from Mahon Road District Support Team in Banbridge on Sunday (14 April). 

During a planned search of a property in Edenderry Gardens, officers seized 26 suspected cannabis plants along with drugs paraphernalia. 

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including cultivating cannabis, possession of a Class B controlled drug and possession of a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply. He was later released on bail pending further enquiries. 

Chief Inspector Jon Burrows said: "This seizure and arrest are further evidence of our ongoing commitment to removing and disrupting the illegal supply of drugs in Northern Ireland. We know that drugs can ruin lives and line the pockets of organised criminals, and we are determined to disrupt these criminal gangs.

“We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in the drugs trade and anyone involved in the drugs trade, or anyone tempted to become involved should be under no illusion - we will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information or concerns around the supply of drugs in their community to call us on 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.” 

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