Cannabis plants worth an estimated £50k found in Draperstown house

A police raid netted a raft of cannabis plants worth £50,000 (according to a PSNI estimate) in the Sperrin village of Draperstown.

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, 2:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, 2:45 pm
The plants which were discovered

The haul – which police refer to as “suspected Class B drugs” – was uncovered on Tuesday night from inside a house in the Draperstown area.

It was the result of what police called “a pro-active policing operation”.

A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of offences including possession of a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply, and cultivating cannabis.

He was subsequently released on bail pending further enquiries.

Sergeant John Downey said in a statement: “We, as your police service, are committed to tackling the illegal supply and use of drugs, and will continue to investigate those who profit from the consequent misery and harm. #OpDealbreaker.”

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