Cannabis worth £40k found in Larne

Published Wednesday, 25 July 2012
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Police have uncovered £40,000 of drugs in an empty house in Larne, Co Antrim.

Cannabis worth £40k found in Larne
Thousands of pounds of cannabis was found at the Larne house. (© UTV)

After a tip off from a member of the public, officers searched the house in the Old Glenarm Road area.

During the raid on Tuesday evening, they found 78 cannabis plants, which the police have described as a "significant seizure".

Larne Inspector Noel Rogan said "irresponsible" landlords could face prosecution if they allow cannabis factories in their properties.

"Neighbours are asked to report strange activities such as windows boarded up, curtains closed all the time, a lot of comings and goings to the property and any other peculiar signs as cannabis in particular gives off quite a pungent aroma"

"This is a significant seizure of illegal substances taken from the streets of Larne, and is an excellent example of the local community working in tandem with police.

"Officers will continue to provide a safe environment to live and work, and we thank the co-operation of the people of Larne for their support," he added.

© UTV News
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3 Comments
Phil in Belfast wrote (758 days ago):
40k of cannabis was not found! Cannabis plants were found and they have no value! Also Larne Inspector Noel Rogan there is no such thing as an illegal substance only peoples activities concerning so called 'controlled drugs' are illegal, therefore there is no war on drugs only a war on some people that engage in activities relating to some drugs.
stephen in Lisburn wrote (758 days ago):
A complete waste of police time. 78 plants siezed another thousand planted.Time to tax and regulate.
Nesta Adroit in Guildford wrote (758 days ago):
The policy of prohibition is causing far more harm than cannabis can ever do. Countries that have started to allow mature adults to purchase cannabis if they wish have found that they are successfully able to separate the cannabis and heroin markets, with the result that heroin usage and addiction is falling, as opposed to the UK where we still treat cannabis users harshly, effectively our policies have given the entire market into the hands of some very shady characters.
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