24/04/2024

56-Year-Old Arrested In Connection With Ballymena Cannabis Farm

A 56-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the discovery of a suspected cannabis farm in Ballymena.

The farm was uncovered during a police search operation at a property in the Fountain Place area on Tuesday, 23 April.

Inspector Brown said: "Following a proactive policing operation, officers recovered a number of suspected cannabis plants as well as suspected drugs paraphernalia. The items were taken away for further forensic examinations.
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"The man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and possession of a Class B controlled drug. He was subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Inspector Brown continued: "We are committed to tackling the illegal supply and use of drugs, and will continue to investigate those who profit from the consequent misery and harm. Our investigation is ongoing and I would ask any member of the public who has any information which could be of assistance to contact police on non-emergency number 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."

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