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Man charged after £200k Co Tyrone drugs bust

A 28-year-old man has been arrested.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested.

A 28-year-old man has been charged with drug offences after police seized drugs worth an estimated £200k in Co Tyrone.

The drugs and associated paraphernalia were seized on Tuesday following searches at two addresses in the Tremoge View area of Pomeroy.

The man has been charged with cultivating cannabis, possession of a class B drug and possession of a class B drug with intent to supply.

He is due to appear at Omagh Magistrates Court on Saturday June 15.

Detective Inspector Barry Hamilton said that police were committed to disrupting the illegal supply of drugs in Northern Ireland.

"We know that drugs can ruin lives and line the pockets of organised criminals, and we are determined to disrupt these criminal gangs," he said. 

"We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in the drugs trade and anyone involved in the drugs trade, or anyone tempted to become involved should be under no illusion - we will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts. 

"I would appeal to anyone who has any information to call police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 423 of 11/06/19.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

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