Detectives from the Organised Crime Branch have seized suspected drugs worth an estimated street value of £200,000 in Pomeroy.
Detective Inspector Barry Hamilton said, “The suspected drugs and associated paraphernalia were seized on Tuesday (June 11) following planned searches at two addresses in the Tremoge View area.
“A 28-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis, possession of a Class B controlled drug and possession of a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply and he remains in custody assisting us with our enquiries.
“This seizure is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to removing and disrupting the illegal supply of drugs in Northern Ireland. We know that drugs can ruin lives and line the pockets of organised criminals, and we are determined to disrupt these criminal gangs.
“We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in the drugs trade and anyone involved in the drugs trade, or anyone tempted to become involved should be under no illusion – we will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts.”
The police are appealing to anyone who has any information to call the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 423 of 11/06/19.
Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.