Belfast Telegraph

260 suspected cannabis plants found in Lurgan

Police in Northern Ireland have uncovered a suspected cannabis factory, following the search of commercial premises in Lurgan.

The search took place in the Wellington Street area of the town on Friday, June 16.

Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: “When this property was searched, we discovered more than 260 cannabis plants and evidence that the electricity supply had been tampered with.

“A 68-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including cultivating cannabis; producing a Class B drug; possessing a Class B drug and possessing a Class B drug with intent to supply," he said.

"He was also arrested on suspicion of dishonestly causing electricity to be diverted. He is currently in custody, helping with our enquiries."

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