26/09/2019

Pair Arrested As Police Seize £30k Cannabis

Two people have been arrested after cannabis plants worth an estimated £30,000 were discovered in Maghera.

A planned search in the Drumconready Hill area of the Co L'Derry town on Tuesday 24 September uncovered the drugs.

Police subsequently arrested a 36-year-old man and 30-year-old woman on suspicion of a series of offences, including possession of a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply and cultivation of cannabis.
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Both suspects have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

"Police are committed to reducing the harm these dangerous drugs and individuals pose to our community," Chief Inspector Mervyn Seffen said.

Members of the public with information about illegal drugs or drug dealing in their area are urged to contact police on non-emergency line 101.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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