Co Antrim drugs factory uncovered

Published Thursday, 20 February 2014
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Ballymena police have seized suspected cannabis plants and arrested three people following the discovery of a suspected drugs factory in the Co Antrim town.

Co Antrim drugs factory uncovered
Police are investigating a drugs find. (© PSNI)

The plants, which are thought to value £150,000, were discovered when officers noticed suspicious activity while on a patrol of the town centre.

They searched the Cullybackey Road property and made the find and arrested three people on suspicion of possession of class B drugs with intent to supply and cultivating a class B drug.

Detective Chief Inspector Bob Blemmings said he was pleased with the seizure.

He said: "This is an example of excellent on the ground policing which has resulted in a large quantity of drugs being taken out of circulation.

"We know that drugs are an issue of concern to people in Ballymena and PSNI have been working with the local community to tackle drug dealers head on.

"All illegal drugs are dangerous and can have a devastating impact on individuals, families and our communities.

"That is why we need those communities to continue to support us in tackling drug dealing."

Anyone with information about drugs can contact police on 0845 600 8000.

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5 Comments
bob in n.i wrote (242 days ago):
I agree with bill!!
Marty in Larne wrote (242 days ago):
Davy, are you deluded? The police 'wont do anything?' Ar u for real? Do u not know that the police inform the PPS and courts, it is them who decide what to do. If police didnt do anything, then there wouldnt be a headline!
realistic in Ballymena wrote (242 days ago):
As the D/C/I is so happy, perhaps the officers invovled in this discovery could receive recognition? This is a big find, in a town where the majority of law abiding citizens appreciate the good work csrried out by the few officers on the ground.
bill in belfast wrote (243 days ago):
absolute utter nonsense from bob blemmings to insinuate that cannabis is as dangerous as other drugs. This is simply an attempt to scaremonger the public with prohibitionist, unscientific reefer madness propaganda. just because something is deemed illegal does not support the evidence if harm but only to confirm an outdated and unscientific drugs policy that was created on mere opinions of politicians and not scientists.
Davy in Dungannon wrote (243 days ago):
The police will do nothing about these criminals because the government dont make any revenue on drugs so its not worth there while,
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