A LARGE cannabis factory has been uncovered in adjacent properties in the centre of Main Street in Sixmilecross.
It follows an operation by the PSNI last night (Friday) during which a large number of cannibis plants were discovered inside the two house.
Police say that they were alerted to the factory by a concerned member of the local community. PSNI forensic officers are understood to have spent all of today (Saturday) at the two homes.
“At around 7.30pm last night a large umber of cannabis plants were discovered inside the two adjacent properties on Main Street,” said Sergeant Johnny Hamill from the local Neighbourhood team.
“We have now seized plants with an estimated value in the region of £50,000 and have dismantled a sophisticated growing operation which was spread across two houses in the centre of the town. from the local Neighbourhood team.
“I would like to thank the member of the local community who came forward and made us aware of their concerns about these properties.
“We will continue to do everything possible to prevent the supply of drugs and identify those involved while at the same time make people aware of the real damger posed to their health and their lives by illegal drugs.”
An appeal has been issued for anyone who is aware of any information about the supply of drugs to contact local people on the 101 number.