Welcome for Annagh drugs arrests

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The seizure of £20,000 worth of drugs in the Annagh area of Portadown, and subsequent arrests, have been welcomed by UUP councillor Julie Flaherty.

Councillor Flaherty commended the hard and diligent work of the PSNI and said she hoped this would be followed through by the Judicial Service.

The class A controlled drugs were seized in a search of the Annaghview Court area on the evening of Wednesday, September 7.

A 28-year-old man has been charged with two counts of possession of a class A controlled drug, two counts of possession of a class A controlled drug with intent to supply and possession of a class C controlled drug.

He is due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates Court on Wednesday, October 5

A 32-year-old woman who was also arrested has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Councillor Flaherty and other members of the Ulster Unionist Party have been meeting with council officers and other local agencies with a view to addressing anti-social and other problems in the Annagh.

She said, “We will continue to meet with anyone who wants to talk to us to help draw up and implement an action plan for the greater Annagh area that we think can help bring people together - because that is what is needed.

“However, some people do need to take responsibility. There is a large proportion of private rental properties in the area and landlords have a part to play in educating their tenants, reminding them of the local council by-laws regarding management and disposal of household waste.”