Cannabis factory uncovered on Garvaghy Road

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A cannabis factory has been uncovered in an outhouse on the Garvaghy Road, Banbridge.

Police in Banbridge made the discovery during a planned search of the property on Thursday afternoon, March 3.

Plants with an initial estimated value of £10,000 were seized.

A 55 year old man was arrested for possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply, cultivating cannabis and dishonestly using electricity.

He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Chief Inspector Davy Beck said: “This seizure demonstrates our ongoing commitment to tackling the sale and use of illegal drugs.

“We work best when we work in partnership with the communities we serve and this is evidence of that.

“I would encourage anyone who has concerns or information about drugs to contact us on 101.”