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Two arrested after seizure of suspected Class A drugs

TWO men aged in their 20s were arrested in Omagh on suspicion of Class A drug offences after police officers received a tip-off from a concerned member of the public.

A post on the PSNI Omagh Facebook page stated that, on Wednesday morning, they received a call alerting them to “suspicious activity” near a car in the Crevenagh Road Park and Ride.

Officers attended the car park and located two males, both aged 24.

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During a search, police said they uncovered a “significant quantity” of suspected Class A drugs and drugs paraphernalia, including electronic scales. Both men were arrested and follow-up searches of their houses were carried out.

A PSNI spokesperson confirmed that the duo were later released.

One of the men, who was arrested for possession of a Class A controlled drug, received a community resolution order, which are used by police as an informal alternative to proceeding through the criminal justice system.

The other, who was also arrested on suspicion of the more serious offence of being concerned in the supply of a Class A controlled drug, was released on bail, pending further enquiries.

A spokesperson for PSNI Omagh said that the operation was a “great example” of teamwork between the public and the local police.

“We know how strongly you all care about clearing drugs off the streets, we feel just as strongly about it.

“Please continue to call in any suspicious activity you see, no matter how trivial you may think it is,” the officer added.

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