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Plumbridge cannabis factory charges admitted

The cannabis factory uncovered near Plumbridge in April.

Charges relating to the operating of a cannabis factory in Plumbridge have been admitted at Dungannon Crown Court.

Appearing in the dock was Mindaugas Kucinskas (27) from Castle Hill, Dungannon was arrested after police searched a house on April 6 2017.

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He admitted cultivating cannabis plants and dishonestly using a quantity of electricity.

In addition, on a date unknown between November 1 2016 and April 6 2017, Kucinskas damaged the interior, doors and electrics of a property at Dergbrough Road, Plumbridge belonging to a male.

After the guilty pleas were entered, a prosecution lawyer said a destruction order for the items seized would be sought at a later date.

His Honour Judge Stephen Fowler QC adjourned the case until January 17 for the preparation of pre-sentence reports.

He remanded Kucinskas on continuing bail but warned this should not be taken as an indication of how he intended to sentence.

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