‘Cannabis is still illegal’ stresses PSNI as officers in western NI make string of drug swoops

It has been an extremely busy weekend for drug dealers in the west of the Province – but not in a way they would like.

Sunday, 24th October 2021, 2:49 pm
Updated Sunday, 24th October 2021, 4:05 pm
Some of the drugs seized by police

A string of police busts in the Fermanagh and Omagh district has netted a number of number of packages filled with narcotics.

One the first shoft of the weekend, there was a stop-and-search of a male in the Omagh area “which resulted in the seizure of controlled drugs; as a result of this his address was searched and he has been reported to the PPS”.

On the second shift a vehicle failed to stop in the border village of Belcoo.

The PSNI said: “After a short pursuit, in which the driver drove on the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic, a male was arrested for numerous offences including driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.”

And the third shift saw another search and another male arrested over drug supply offences (he has since been bailed).

And then on Sunday morning an address in the Tamlaght district in west Omagh was searched under warrant for drugs.

The PSNI said: “Instead of using a spare bedroom for guests, this male had decided to turn it into a mini cannabis factory.

“Police located 25 plants all at different stages of maturity, along with approximately 150 grams of harvested cannabis.

“A male has been arrested for cultivation of cannabis, possession of a Class B, possession of Class B with intent to supply and preventing a meter from registering electricity.

“Before the pro-cannabis debate starts: cannabis is still ILLEGAL in Northern Ireland.

“And no there isn’t a raffle.”

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