Police seize £350,000 of drugs in Warrenpoint

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
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Police in Newry have seized a substantial haul of cannabis after a house search in the Bridge Road area of Warrenpoint yesterday. The drugs – believed to have an estimated street value of over £350,000 – were seized after a planned search by police. A 43 year old man was arrested and later charged to appear before Newry Magistrates’ Court this morning, 30th May. He will answer charges of being concerned in the production of drugs, cultivating cannabis, possessing Class B drugs with intent to supply, possession of Class B drugs, causing electricity to be diverted and preventing a meter from registering electricity supplied. In line with normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.
Newry and Mourne Area Commander, Chief Inspector Davy Beck spoke to Newry Times and said: “Through this planned operation we have been able to prevent a substantial amount of drugs from reaching our streets. This shows our clear commitment to addressing the supply and distribution of illegal drugs and bringing those responsible before the courts.”
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