Cannabis and cash seized during house searches

Lough Ree Lifeboat searching for missing Armagh angler Daryl Burke.
Lough Ree Lifeboat searching for missing Armagh angler Daryl Burke.

Cannabis and cash have been seized during two searches by crime officers in Portadown.

The two houses in Baltylum Meadows and Garvaghy Park were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act on Wednesday, March 11. Two men were arrested.

Detective Constable Catherine Kearney said, “We seized cannabis with an estimated street value of over £2,500, cash and mobile phones. A 31-year-old man was arrested for possession of Class B drugs, possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply and possession of criminal property. A 29-year-old man was arrested for possession of Class B drugs, possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply and obstructing a drugs search.

“Both men were later released on bail pending further enquiries.

“Preventing and detecting the supply and use of drugs is a priority for us and we would encourage anyone with information to contact us so we can take action and prevent and detect drug use. We can be contacted on 101.”