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UPDATE: 46-year-old charged in cannabis bust in County Armagh

Northern IrelandBy Jamie McDowell

A 46-year-old man has been charged after police discovered a cannabis factory in County Armagh.

He was arrested yesterday evening after police from the Reactive and Organised Crime Branch and Local Policing Team officers seized a large quantity of cannabis plants in Portadown.

The drugs were found during a search of premises in the Annagh Industrial Estate on the Tandragee Road.

The suspect has been charged with cultivating cannabis, possession of a class B drug, possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and dishonestly using electricity. 

Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: "We are delighted to have closed this substantial cannabis factory down and removed these plants from circulation. I would appeal to anyone who has any information about illegal drugs the contact Police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

The man charged has been bailed to appear at Craigavon Magistrates Court on 2nd November.