Man charged after £130k drugs find

Published Monday, 05 May 2014
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A 60-year-old man has been charged with a number of drugs offences after the police raided a north Belfast home.

Man charged after £130k drugs find
Police discovered cannabis plants during the search of a north Belfast home. (© UTV)

On Sunday police raided a home in the Mountcoole Park area and discovered cannabis plants with an estimated street value in excess of £130,000.

Police arrested a 60-year-old man following the search.

He has been charged with possession of class B drugs, intent to supply, cultivating cannabis, conspiracy to supply, and dishonestly causing electricity to be diverted.

He is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

As is normal procedure the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Sunday's drug find comes after police searched a home in the Hopewell Crescent area on Friday and discovered cannabis with an estimated value of between £6,000 and £8,000.

Following the discovery a 31-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man were arrested.

After interviews they were released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Police have appealed to anyone who has any information in relation to illegal drugs, to contact them on the new non-emergency number 101.

© UTV News
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