Up to £15k of drugs seized during search

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Suspected cannabis plants with an estimated value of between £13,000 to £15,000 have been seized by police in Antrim.

The haul comes in the wake of a search of a house in the Muckamore area of Antrim on Friday morning, August 1.

A 36-year-old man was arrested by officers from D District’s Crime Team on suspicion of several drug offences following the search.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug, possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply and being concerned in the production of a Class B controlled drug following the discovery of a cannabis factory. He is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Chief Inspector Natalie Wilson, Area Commander for Antrim, said: “Drugs misuse is an issue of concern to all communities.

“This drug search and arrest shows that we continue to work hard to tackle the issue of drug supply and distribution in the Antrim area.

“I am glad to have taken these drugs out of circulation but would continue to encourage the community to work with us to put the issue of drugs on the back foot.”

Chief Insp. Wilson appealed for anyone with information on the sale of illicit drugs to contact police.

“If you have any information on the illegal sale or use of drugs in your area please call Antrim Police Station on the non-emergency number 101,” she said.

If you would prefer to provide information without giving your details, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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