24/11/2023

34-Year-Old Man Charged With Number Of Drug Offences

A 34-year-old man has been charged with a number of drug offences following the stop and search of a vehicle in Dungannon on Wednesday, 22 November.

The man will appear before Dungannon Magistrates' Court today, Friday 24 November, charged with possession of a class B drug and possession of a class B drug with intent to supply.

Sergeant McDonald said: "The arrests followed the stop and search of a vehicle in the Ballynakilly Road area of Dungannon followed by a further search of a property in Cookstown Road, Dungannon when a substantial amount of suspected class B controlled drug and approximately £9,000 in cash was seized.

"This search and arrest demonstrates our commitment to keeping local communities across Mid Ulster safe from this type of criminality and removing these illegal substances from our streets."

Anyone with concerns or information about the supply of drugs in their area is advised to contact police on 101. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

As is usual procedure, the charge will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

A 38-year-old woman also arrested, has been released on bail to allow for further enquiries.

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