05/12/2019

Arrest As Prescription Drugs Seized In Craigavon

A man has been arrested and a quantity of drugs seized following searches of a property in Craigavon.

The 30 year-old was detained on suspicion of a number of drugs offences after around 1000 Pregabalin tablets, cannabis worth over £10,000 and over £1,000 in cash were discovered.

Detective Inspector Barry Hamilton from the PSNI's Organised Crime Unit issued a warning over the use of prescription drugs.

He said: "This search was another step in our ongoing commitment to both preventing dangerous drugs from ending up in local communities and pursuing those intent on destroying lives through the supply of illicit drugs.
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"People may think that taking prescription drugs is not dangerous, however taking these drugs that you haven’t been prescribed in unregulated quantities can pose a massive risk to life.

"With these illegal substances removed from our streets today, we continue to make Northern Ireland a hostile environment to those involved in drug dealing within our communities. We will continue to work hard to identify them, arrest them and bring them before the courts."

Anyone with information about the sale and supply of illegal drugs is urged to get in touch with police on non-emergency line 101.

Details can also be provided anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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