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Gone to pot Derry man arrested after police seize £50k of cannabis plants from house

The man was arrested on suspicion of intent to supply as well as cultivating cannabis

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The cannabis plants were seized in a house in Draperstown

The cannabis plants were seized in a house in Draperstown

The cannabis plants were seized in a house in Draperstown

The PSNI have arrested a man in his 30s after suspected cannabis with an estimated street value of £50,000 was seized on Tuesday evening.

The suspected drugs were found in a house in Draperstown, Co Derry.

They were recovered during what the police has described as a “proactive policing operation”.

The man was arrested on suspicion of offences including possession of a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply as well as cultivating cannabis.

He has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Sergeant John Downey said: “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.

“I would ask any member of the public who has any information which could be of assistance to police to contact us on non-emergency number 101.

"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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